Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27 March 2001.

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Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien Conservative, Eddisbury 12:00, 27 March 2001

In the context of the Foreign Secretary's withered so-called ethical foreign policy, and in the light of the terrifying and unjustified expulsion of the BBC correspondent, Joseph Winter—along with his wife Anne-Marie and their baby daughter Anenti—who reported that the opposition MP, Job Sikhala and his pregnant wife, white farmers and suspected opposition sympathisers in remote areas with only a mud wall and straw roof to protect themselves, have been beaten, tortured and killed", does the Foreign Secretary accept that Mr. Mugabe is both responsible for and presides over a tyrannical regime?