Tell it like it is Rod:
That gurgling ball of self-satisfaction, Diane Abbott MP, pronounced on television last week that she thought Chairman Mao had done “more good than bad”.
There are two possible explanations for this. The first, and kindest, is that Ms Abbott is pig-ignorant. The second is that she is perfectly well aware of the millions upon millions of people Mao starved to death during his “Great Leap Forward”, and the millions more who were killed or had their lives destroyed by his cultural revolution – but thinks that by and large, these are trivialities, mere footnotes to history.
Frankly, having watched Abbott closely over the years, it could easily be either.