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Pick the tyrant

WHEN FOREIGN Secretary Robin Cook declared that Labour's foreign policy would have 'an ethical dimension' most observers reacted with a weary cynicism born of decades of 'pragmatic' diplomatic relations with countries like South Africa, China and Indonesia. That cynicism seemed justified as arms deals were approved and human rights underplayed on trade missions. Then General Pinochet was arrested in a London Hospital after an extradition request from Spain and it seemed possible that ...

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