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Karl Turner, Labour's MP for Hull East, responding to comments made by Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell expressing 'huge admiration' for former Chilean dictator General Pinochet, said:

"It looks like the nasty party never went away. It's astonishing that a Conservative MP should praise a military dictator who overthrew an elected government and was responsible for the murder, torture and arbitrary imprisonment of thousands of people.

"David Cameron should condemn these words and distance himself from both Andrew Rosindell and his idol Lady Thatcher who supported General Pinochet's disgusting regime."

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