Remember the time I debated the Labour Party leader on Venezuela, Hugo Chavez’s legacy, and he refused to take heed of anything I was saying?
Alright, he wasn’t the Labour leader back then. And you probably don’t remember, either.
But it was just over three years ago.
I was in Washington, D.C., crudely woken up during a snowstorm and asked to get to the Al Jazeera studio for 8 am because Hugo Chavez had just died.
And back then Mr. Corbyn was just a swivel-eyed backbench rebel. Now he’s the head honcho of Britain’s Labour movement… ostensibly.
And as I climbed into the Cadillac Escalade, which turned out only had to drive me about 30 seconds to get to the studio (whoops), I brushed up on Venezuela’s internal problems and decided: this is a nightmare, this can only go one way.
And it has.
And we’re hearing complete and utter silence from the pro-Chavez, pro-Maduro, hard line socialists that have now taken charge of Britain’s Labour Party.
I have a feeling I don’t need to warn any Breitbart readers over the march of socialism, but I did want to share this debate with you from three years ago – and maybe you can send it to one of your soap-dodging friends.
— Reuters Venezuela (@ReutersVzla) May 20, 2016
P.S. My favourite comments under the embedded video include: “Raheem Kassam = POS”, “Raheem kassam! What a knob” and “Raheem kassam is what they call a housenegro”.