By Daniel Martin Policy Editor For The Daily Mail
Published: 00:15 GMT, 2 February 2019 | Updated: 14:18 GMT, 2 February 2019
Despite Venezuela’s food shortages and one million per cent inflation, Jeremy Corbyn still can’t bring himself to condemn its Marxist regime.
And his ally Ken Livingstone floundered on live television after claiming the US was to blame – revealing his research was limited to chats with the country’s UK ambassador.
The hard-left former London mayor claimed the South American republic’s economy had been ruined by sanctions.
But asked by the BBC’s Andrew Neil to name any that had made the country poorer, Mr Livingstone could not do so – claiming he was only a ‘retired pensioner’.
BBC host Andrew Neil (left) embarrassed Ken Livingstone (right) in a painful car crash interview when he confronted him on the collapse of the Venezuelan economy
Thousands of Venezuelans are