Now, in an effort not to be outdone, the Tories have embraced Chavez’s opposition.
The problem is this opposition is not exactly free of its own baggage:
For the past four years, [Alexsander] Boyd [leader of the anti-Chavez opposition] has been consistently promoting terrorism against the democratically elected government of Venezuela and its supporters. In March 2005, he declared: “Re: advocating for violence yes I have mentioned in many occasions that in my view that is the only solution left for dealing with Chávez.”
What Livingstone and his opposition should do is stop using London’s political platform on which to play their own ideological organ-grinders, and concentrate on working to improve the city’s problems.