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Watch: Jon Snow calls out Chris Williamson on Venezuela

5 February 2019

2:42 PM

5 February 2019

2:42 PM

Venezuela is in ruins and its people are suffering greatly as a result of Nicolas Maduro’s failed socialist experiment. So who is to blame? Many would say the buck stops with Maduro himself. As a result, Britain and other countries have joined forces in recognising Juan Guaidó as the country’s interim leader in an attempt to bring the crisis to an end. But for Corbynista MP Chris Williamson it is this decision to back Guaidó – rather than the Maduro government’s brutal suppression of its own people – that is a ‘democratic outrage’. It fell to a somewhat unlikely figure – Channel 4’s Jon Snow – to put Williamson right:

‘You and Mr Corbyn are in a very nasty corner now. You have got a country that is in a terrible, terrible condition and that is down to the people who ran it and the people who you supported. Isn’t it time you changed sides and got behind what is happening?’

Williamson was, perhaps unsurprisingly, somewhat lost for words in response…


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