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Issue No. 2383

‘Hang Nelson Mandela’

A Tory poster in 1985


‘This hero worship is very much misplaced’

John Carlisle MP, on the Free Nelson Mandela concert 1990


‘The ANC is a typical terrorist organisation ... Anyone who thinks it is going to run the government in South Africa is living in cloud cuckoo land’ 

Former Tory prime minister Margaret Thatcher in 1987


‘How much longer will the prime minister allow herself to be kicked in the face by this black terrorist?’ 

Tory MP Terry Dicks, 1980s


‘Nelson Mandela should be shot’ 

Tory MP Teddy Taylor, 1980s


‘We were proved right’

Lord Tebbit shares what passes for a thought on the death of Nelson Mandela and defends Tory policy on South Africa in the 1980s

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Who Says?
Tue 10 Dec 2013, 17:47 GMT
Issue No. 2383
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