SIR NICHOLAS SOAMES’S QUESTION ON VENEZUELA

28th January 2019

Sir Nicholas's Question to the Foreign Minister, Sir Alan Duncan, on the catastrophe that has befallen Venezuela under Madura.

The catastrophe that has befallen Venezuela under Maduro—cheered on, incidentally, by the Leader of the Opposition, his chief lieutenant and various other Poundland Lenins—has led to the ruin of a nation. Does the Minister agree that we must take the greatest care that such ruin never happens here?

I certainly share the opinions of my right hon. Friend in all senses. The sympathies of the Leader of the Opposition with the likes of Maduro are very distressing. Clearly, in terms of his sentiment, he finds himself more in line with Cuba, China and Russia than he does with all democrats across the world.

Hansard
Vol.653
No. 241
Col. 485