Venezuela

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:39 pm on 28th January 2019.

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Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State 3:39 pm, 28th January 2019

My right hon. Friend Sir Nicholas Soames referred to “Poundland Lenins”. I have just seen in this House one who is not even worth a penny, let alone a pound. I recognise when I see it, as do Members on the Opposition Benches, unreconstructed ideological nonsense—he is a throwback and he brings shame; indeed, I am astonished he has even been prepared to show his face in this House today. If he wants self-determination I can offer it to him: it comes from legitimate elections in Venezuela when the Venezuelan people can determine who shall run their Government.