There has been widespread anger as the British liberal elite – many of whom treated the death of the Blessed Margaret Thatcher earlier this year with complete indifference - have lined up to pay tributes to Nelson Mandela, a convicted Communist terrorist from South Africa. Having spent many months occupying a bed in a private hospital in Pretoria, Mandela died of natural causes at his luxurious house in Johannesburg.
Decent ordinary people have condemned the ‘sickening' conduct of the left. ‘There was nothing but a £3 million state funeral to honour Baroness Thatcher’s passing,’ said 68-year-old retired brigadier Charles Smythe-Bentley from Farnborough. ‘Some people didn’t even have the decency to stand to attention in front of the giant TV screens in the streets. But when Johnnie Xhosa conks out 5,000 miles away, they’re weeping into their focaccias like a bunch of nancy boys.’
Twice-divorced Mandela, who came from a privileged background in the aristocracy of his tribe, led a savage bombing campaign against the democratically elected National Party government of the day and was sentenced to life imprisonment for sabotage and conspiracy in 1964. He was released on parole in 1990, smirking and unrepentant. Although he almost immediately became involved in shady politics, he was treated with inexplicable leniency by the authorities.
The reign of terror by Mandela’s African National Congress continues and is now even harming British business by foisting weeks of mourning on the South African people. One casualty has been Bolton-based Blue Marlin Interiors, a supplier of shop fittings whse plans to launch its local subsidiary have been thrown into chaos after the Fixtures & Fittings Southern Africa show was postponed 'as a mark of respect'.
‘Everything's ground to a halt, thanks to some trendy lefty gun-runner popping his clogs,' said managing director Anthony Hawley. 'How are we meant to bring our exciting new range of in-store display solutions to this exciting new market when this happens? He was 95, for heaven's sake. Princess Diana was taken from us at 36 and there wasn't this fuss. Honestly, you couldn't make it up.'