Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Special visitors

Just what Cubans need: a visit by Vanessa Redgrave.

The Oscar-winning British actress with a soft spot for “progressive” and other assorted nutty causes is due to visit the island in July for the premiere of a film directed by her son, according to reports from Havana.

It will be her second visit to Cuba – the first was back in 1961.

In the intervening period, the woman who is often described as British "acting royalty", has become something of a celebrity socialist in her homeland, taking a prominent role in a range of issues that could best be pigeon-holed as well, fringe.

You know, predictable Left-wing causes such as attacking Israel, marching against the Iraq War, demanding that capitalist banks cancel all Third World debt, describing George W Bush as a war criminal ...

Along with her brother Corin, the actress even set up her own political party, although that turned out to be a less than successful enterprise.

Still, given Ms Redgrave has described the US base at Guantanamo Bay as a “concentration camp”, we have no doubt her impending visit to the Castro brothers' tropical paradise will most likely result in a truckload of officially-approved headlines in what passes for the Cuban media.


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