From our Bureau of Bloody Hell, Mad Dogs, Warm Beer, and Stiff Upper Lips
British conservatives are urging the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to cancel their trip to Castrogonia.
Will they cave in?
Probably not, despite the fact that — unlike many of their subjects — they’re not seeking an apartheid “dream holiday” in Cuba.
Having already expressed fear and loathing for Cuban food, the royal pair seem more than a bit unenthusiastic about this trip. Maybe the snarling from Tories will be all they need to ditch it?
Let’s wait and see…
Tory MPs have joined Venezuelan politicians in condemning the upcoming visit by the royals to Cuba, warning it could be appear as an endorsement of the dictatorship regime which is accused of torturing political prisoners in crisis-hit Venezuela. One MP questioned how it could be right for Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to “suck up to Cuban communists” who are propping up a president whom the UK, the US and dozens of other countries have recognised an an illegitimate leader. In a letter addressed to the foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, Andrew Lewer, said it would be “quite wrong to bestow our blessing on this brutality by carrying on with this royal visit”.