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Artist or CreatorRichard Willson
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published byThe Times
Date13 May 1998
FormatPhotocopy
Embedded text or transcriptReshuffle
Danger, mercenaries at work.
Person DepictedBlair; Anthony Charles Lynton (Tony) (1953-)
Cook; Robin
Howard; Michael (1941-)
Implied textSandlines
NotesNews: Every now and then the British political community goes mad. It rushes to the middle of the pitch, tears off its clothes, gouges its eyes and slashes its vital organs. After a while and looking rather sheepish, it retreats to the dressing room and resumes normal composure. Back on the field, two or three mutilated bodies are left in pools of blood. Thus it was this week over Sierra Leone. Three months ago an African dictator, Johnny Koroma, was ousted by Nigerian soldiers in support of the elected President Ahmed Kabbah, with political and diplomatic backing from London. Peace, democracy and British interests were restored. The bad guys were beaten and the good guys won. Cheers all round, including for the British High Commission, Peter Penfold, a local hero. But not back home. Simon Jenkins, The Times.
Subjectsarms supply
Conservative Party
embargoes
Labour Party
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Sierra Leone
Criticism
prime ministers
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