Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'Jeremy Corbyn's views on Venezuela are more relevant than IRA, Israel and Palestine comments'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'Jeremy Corbyn's views on Venezuela are more relevant than IRA, Israel and Palestine comments'

Jeremy Corbyn is facing calls to condemn Nicolas Maduro

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Julia Hartley-Brewer believed Jeremy Corbyn's comments on Venezuela are more relevant than his views on the IRA, Israel and Palestine. 

The Labour leader has been under pressure to condemn Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro due to violence breaking out in the country, but instead has condemned violence "by any side" and said he is "very sad" about lives lost in current anti-government protests.

The talkRADIO presenter said: "Realistically, is what Jeremy Corbyn’s saying, is that at all going to affect what happens in Venezuela? I doubt it very very much.

"But in reality Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that this is a regime we should follow, this is where this is relevant. It’s more relevant I would say than his words about the IRA, his comments about Israel and the Palestine situation.

"This is a regime that has seen mass shortages of fundamentally basic things, like loo roll and food and medicine. This is a regime that has seen massive corruption, undermining of democracy, huge violence used against opposition forces.

"If you think that arresting opposition leaders in the dead of night, and protesters on the street, if you think that is in any way a model for us to follow then you’ve got to question someone’s judgement."

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