Very well known Exeweb poster
- Jun 19, 2005
- Hampshire. Heart's in N Devon
And yet Pinochet was another leader of a country where so many people "Disappeared" but Thatcher still welcomed him with open arms.They were good friends.Maggie would go around for tea after he was detained under house arrest when a Spanish Judge requested his extradition.
Very awkward for Blair’s government at the time,but due process had to be followed.
There was collusion between the UK & Chile during the Falklands War.All the other South America country’s were sympathetic to the Argentine claim.
Hence Pinochet felt safe in the UK,which he was.it was the Spanish who wanted him.