Conservative Future (who look to the past) are still singing “Hang Mandela”. It’s interesting how this particular comment appeared on Harry ‘Foghorn’ Phibbs’ blog on Conservative Home. Phibbs, as you may recall, was once a member of the Federation of Conservative Students, the former rabid right youth wing of the Tory Party. Their mantle has been recently assumed by the Young Britons Foundation.
(not satire – it’s the Tories!)
Well at least until 2006 they were.
Let’s remind ourselves what the Tories used to openly say about Nelson Mandela.
‘Hang Nelson Mandela’ – Federation of Conservative Students
‘Nelson Mandela should be shot’ – Tory MP Teddy Taylor
‘The ANC is a typical terrorist organisation’ – Margaret Thatcher
‘This hero worship is very much misplaced’- Tory MP John Carlisle
‘How much longer will the Prime Minister allow herself to be kicked in the face by this black terrorist?’ – Tory MP Terry Dicks
etc etc etc
OK – that was a long time ago. Most people would say the modern Conservative Party has completely changed now.
Well , maybe.
Strange then that over at the Conservative Home website – a Tory supporter calling him or herself ‘Thatcher’s Stormtrooper‘ – states that members of today’s Tory youth wing ‘Conservative Future’ were still…
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