So Fidel Castro is unwell; or is he?

He’s a man who has always wrapped himself up in myth and manipulated imagery.

He may be sicker than the Cubans are making out or he may not be ill at all.

Perhaps he’s even dead already.

If that is the case then those who would celebrate should think again: sinister brother Raul (pictured above with the great dictator in 2001) waits in the wings.

The youngest of the five Castro siblings, Raul is believed to have had contacts in the KGB as far back as 1955 and is thought to share that organisation’s methodology of the show trial, the mass grave and the bullet in the back of the head.

Peter Hitchens is not a commentator I often agree with but this is a remarkably readable article.