"I have no more time for Dev than I have for any of this lot - but at least they backed away from Stalin when they found what he was while good old Britain remained friends with Salazar, who, maybe not so coincidentally, was still around whien Madd Maggie's mentor was butchering, raping and torturing his way through the Chilean young people in SANTIAGO STADIUM
1: "No time for good ol' Dev" Jim?? But he is a hero of yours, one of the "men of the gun" from 1916 who did so much to completely fuck up any hope of a united Ireland. The man who opted for not one but two wars and screwed up the economy of the fledgling Irish Nation.
2: This "Stalin" that everybody backed away from. Was that the same Stalin referred to in the "Good old Joe" banner you were so proud about being photographed under? The same Stalin that your relatives and Ewan McColl were in tears over when he died? The same Stalin that murdered ~50 million of his own people?
3: Think that we have shown that Salazar was NOT a fascist in any sense of the word.
4: What proof is there that Margaret Thatcher even knew Augusto Pinochet in 1973? He certainly was not her "Mentor" as you describe, she was already Prime Minister by the time the UK Government had any dealings with Chile and the regime of Augusto Pinochet.
As a self-proclaimed keen student of history you certainly seem to have an amazing lack of being able to grasp the concepts of detail and timelines.