When commentator Owen Jones was asked about the crisis in Venezuela on television and radio, he twice deflected the question rather than fessing up that his brand of socialism has failed the people of that unfortunate country.
Instead, in a classic case of Soviet-style whataboutery, Jones chose to raise the issue that the UK exports weapons to Saudi Arabia. Needless to say, no interviewer pulled him up on this diversion.
According to this parliamentary answer a year ago, however, the UK is also exporting weapons to Venezuela. In fact, both countries are on the same ‘concern’ list. A pity our fearless media interrogators missed this.
British weapons may be being used by the Venezuelan authorities to oppress the hapless citizens of a South American country which is dying due to the kind of socialism that Jones has promoted.
We wonder whether Jones is turning a blind eye.