With the UK getting ready to break away the EU is desperate to show its Global importance, and so this week they have been discussing and championing a new “window of opportunity” with . . . Cuba.
Yep, you read that right – Cuba.
The state of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Cuba still bears much to improve. To this end, a more open channel needs to be established for better analysis and a more vigorous look at the state of human rights in Cuba as they exist today.
According to this list of freedom indices on Wikipedia, Cuba ranks as badly as it can be in all three measures. This puts it alongside Iran and North Korea in terms of lack of freedom – even China and Venezuela aren’t as bad as that.
This is the sort of regime that the Liberal elites should be railing against, not trying to cosy up to.
For Cuba, because it is strongly dependent on new international partners. Venezuela, its most important partner and economic sponsor, has gotten lost in a chaos of hunger, inflation, violence, crime and economic downfall. US President Donald Trump has openly declared he was dropping his predecessor’s rapprochement policy with Havana. Cuba, poor in resources, needs new partners.
Maybe this is the real reason – the desire to be “anti-Trump” at any cost?
Whatever the actual reason I, for one, am delighted that we voted Leave and will soon be rid of this nonsense.