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South Africa: Mixed memories from Labour and Tories

'You, Mr Speaker, were on the wrong side of the apartheid argument': Old grievances aired in Mandela debate

The Commons saw old scores being settled alongside heartfelt tributes to the anti-apartheid movement today, as MPs debated the legacy of Nelson Mandela.

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  • Nelson Mandela dies

    The Political Week Online: A Week in December

    What a week. It started off with a young swimming star coming out, and ended up with an old civil rights icon reaching the end of his life. Somewhere in the middle, an editor was forced to defend his patriotism to a select committee. And the chancellor delivered his autumn statement.

  • Crowds gather at Mandela's status in Parliament Square

    Nelson Mandela: Political tributes

    The political tributes come flooding in for one of the great world statesmen of our age.

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