(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 singing “Hang Nelson Mandela” as recently as 2006 after “one too many beers“.
Here’s a screen shot of the comment (click to enlarge):
You can see the original comment in the thread below this (actually very interesting) Conservative Home article:
Considering these people are supposed to be the ‘future’ of the Conservative Party – is it safe to say the Tories’ lunatic fringe isn’t all in their past?
Poster by Federation of Conservative Students
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