Murdoch media smear British Labour leader

This video from Britain says about itself:

‘Liverpool has never forgiven the Sun for Hillsborough disaster front page‘ – Liv Echo editor

25 April 2015

Liverpool Echo news editor David Bartlett joins Afshin to discuss the issues of Liverpool in the run up to the election. From homelessness activists occupying the former Bank of England building to provide living space for rough sleepers, to government cuts eating into household budgets, to memories of the 96 people that died in the Hillsborough disaster, we look at what makes Liverpool tick.

By Nathan Akehurst in Britain:

Friday, February 16, 2018

Team Corbyn laughs off ‘ridiculous’ cold war spy smear

ALLIES of Jeremy Corbyn responded with bewilderment to today’s front page story in the Sun accusing the Labour leader of a 1980s spy novel-style plot involving Czech security services.

The story alleges that Mr Corbyn was placed on a Czech list of foreign sources.

But those around Mr Corbyn pointed out that a junior back-bench MP would not hold any privileged information to leak.

His spokesman flatly denied that Mr Corbyn had provided intelligence, adding: “In the 1980s he met a Czech diplomat for a cup of tea.

“During the cold war, intelligence officers notoriously claimed to superiors to have recruited people they had merely met. The existence of these bogus claims does not make them true.”

The 1980s Czech files on Mr Corbyn revealed by the Sun provide no new information. They do confirm that Mr Corbyn was “negative toward the current politics of the Conservative government.”

A Labour source said: “The Sun should stick to its normal brand of cheap fiction and avoid trying to channel John le Carré.”

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4 thoughts on “Murdoch media smear British Labour leader

  1. TORY Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was accused of meeting with a foreign spy yesterday after a photo emerged of him posing with a Russian diplomat while mayor of London.

    Last week, the Sun claimed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had met a Czechoslovakian spy in the House of Commons in the 1980s, which he dismissed as a “ridiculous smear.”

    Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson said that story revealed “just how concerned some tax-dodging media barons are about a Labour government. This journalism is not worth the paper it’s printed on.”

    But now Mr Johnson has been revealed to have posed for a photo with Sergey Nalobin, who has been described as a known Russian spy.

    Mr Nalobin had previously posted a photo of himself and Mr Johnson on Twitter with the caption: “Our good friend, Mayor of London Boris Johnson.” The post has since been deleted.

    Much like Mr Corbyn, there’s nothing to suggest that by meeting a foreign diplomat Mr Johnson has been transformed into an intelligence source.


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