(1) Hain replied to this absurd charge in an interview with the Evening Standard, [(NEWS EXTRA), November 29, 2000, pages 29-30], where he lamented that it was a tragedy that “a freedom fighter has turned into a tyrant”. Hain’s sin had been to condemn Mugabe’s campaign against white farmers in Zimbabwe.
(2) In particular those relating to “the war on drugs” and “race relations”.
(3) The signatories at January 20, 2000 were given as follows: Mr John McDonnell, Mr Alan Simpson, Mr Kelvin Hopkins, Mr Jeremy Corbyn, Mr Harold Best, Lynne Jones.

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