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09:26 UK time, Monday, 3 March 2008

"It is true Cuba has political prisoners and no free elections, but it has very good dentistry" - Lib Dem MP Paul Holmes, who signed a Commons motion praising Fidel Castro


Paul Holmes was one of dozens of MPs who signed a Commons motion praising the achievements of Fidel Castro in the fields of healthcare and education. Critics in the blogosphere have attacked the MPs who have done so, pointing out Cuba's poor record on human rights, including routine disregard of free speech and jailing of journalists.

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