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4 March 2010

Does Mugabe back the Tories?

The Zimbabwean tyrant seems to prefer Cameron to Brown.

By Mehdi Hasan

From AFP:

We have always related better with the British through the Conservatives than Labour,” Mugabe told journalists.

“Conservatives are bold, [Tony] Blair and [Gordon] Brown run away when they see me, but not these fools, they know how to relate to others,” he added.

Mugabe’s rant comes after Prime Minister Gordon Brown told South Africa’s Jacob Zuma in London that Zimbabwe’s targeted sanctions would not be lifted until progress was seen in the power-sharing government.

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Zuma, who is the mediator in Zimbabwe’s fragile unity accord, wants the sanctions lifted.

“We have a better chance with [British Conservative leader] David Cameron than with Brown,” said Mugabe.

Ken Barlow, you are not alone . . .