Although it cannot conclusively be proven that Britain had indeed been supporting one or other movement in Angola, there were loads of interest in the media, government and opposition, and sympathies were, as could be expected, diverse.
The Labour government of Premier Harold Wilson disapproved of interference in Angola and preferred to remain neutral. Even the British media took a rather neutral point of view when the presence of so-called South African “mercenaries” in Angola became known in October 1974. On 5 November 1975, David Ennais of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs again emphasised in parliament that his government was against interference in Angola.
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