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Nelson Mandela: How attitudes in Britain changed

5 December 2013 Last updated at 22:13 GMT

On 29 August 2007, Nelson Mandela's status in British culture was cemented when then prime minister Gordon Brown unveiled a statue in his honour.

However, he was not always looked upon as favourably by the British political establishment.

Ross Hawkins reports on changing attitudes to South Africa's first black president.

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