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Chris Williamson on the joys of Venezuela

14 January 2019

4:18 PM

14 January 2019

4:18 PM

Venezuela is a country in crisis: inflation hit one million per cent last year and GDP has plummeted by half since 2013. Those who dare stand up to president Nicolás Maduro risk finding themselves locked up – or worse. Many have opted to leave: three million migrants and refugees have fled the country in the last few years. But ever the optimist about the joys of socialism, Labour MP Chris Williamson has managed to find some good news about Venezuela – the country’s social housing programme is ‘on track’:

The Corbynista MP shared a link to a news story on a website called Venezuela analysis. But while the site promises independent analysis of the country, Mr S suggests that Williamson might be better getting his news about Venezuela from elsewhere in future. The only quotes in the story Williamson linked to are from Maduro himself, who promises that ‘all Venezuelans are going to have a decent, beautiful, and proper home’. Sadly for the people of Venezuela, Mr S isn’t convinced that is true…


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