26 Sep 2017

Is the left’s attitude to Venezuela changing?

Political Correspondent

Labour conference has many fringe events covering multiple topics, but one this evening was supposed to have the Venezuelan ambassador as a key speaker. Left-wingers in the Labour Party, such as Jeremy Corbyn, have long held Venezuela up as a model of socialist government. But with its economy tanking and its government being accused of human rights abuses, would the Labour left’s attitude change?