Jeremy Corbyn accused of being 'paid informant of Communist spies'

Jeremy Corbyn accused of being 'paid informant of Communist spies'

The story in The Sun newspaper, which ran under the headline "Corbyn and the Commie spy", alleged that Soviet-backed intelligence officers placed Mr Corbyn - then a backbench MP for just three years - on a "list of the Czechoslovakian state security team's agents and sources".

Conservatives in the #United Kingdom have long criticized Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as a hard-left ideologue who has connections to terrorist organizations like the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO). He also received money'.

But Mr Corbyn's official spokesman rubbished the claims - branding them "smears".

'These claims are a ridiculous smear and entirely false.

'The former Czechoslovak agent Jan Sarkocy's account of his meeting with Jeremy was false 30 years ago, is false now and has no credibility whatsoever.

He said: 'If something happened at that time, he (Corbyn) could go to live in Russian Federation'.

But while he insists that the Labour leader must have known his real identity, other experts cast doubt about the claim.

'His story has more plot holes in it than a bad James Bond movie'.

The recently released files from the former Czechoslovak secret service also indicate that Corbyn acted as a source for communist agents.

Confidential files from secret police archives in Prague, obtained and published by The Sun on Thursday, showed that Mr Corbyn met Mr Sarkocy, who is believed to have used the alias Jan Dymic, in 1986. They were the enemies of the West.

He said Mr Corbyn was paid by Communist spies, known as the STB, to report on Britain and said they had met in the 1980s, according to the Mail Online.

Czech diplomat Jan Sarkocy, who was a communist spy during the Cold War, has said that the Islington MP, using the name Agent Cob, met with him in parliament and warned him about British operations against communist agents in 1987.

She confirmed The Sun's revelation that the pair met for talks - but said the MP was never "registered as a collaborator" with the country's secret service. "He can not be trusted".

Files suggest he gave over intelligence over the arrest of an East German - but this is strongly denied.



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