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The Sun : Corbyn and the Commie Spy

 

 

 

 

The Sun : Corbyn and the Commie Spy

 

On February 14, 2018, Rupert Murdoch's UK toilet paper tabloid, The Sun, published online, a smear story about the Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, claiming that he had met with a Czech spy in the 1980's.  The next day, it was their front page.

 

 

 

The Sun : CORBYN AND THE COMMIE SPY

 

Jeremy Corbyn met a Communist spy during the Cold War and ‘briefed’ evil regime of clampdown by British intelligence

New-found comrade, who was given the code-name COB, even warned the Soviet-backed spies of a clampdown by British intelligence during the height of the war


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By Jake Ryan

14 Feb 2018, 22:30

 

Updated: 16 Feb 2018, 5:14

 

JEREMY Corbyn met a communist spy at the height of the Cold War and warned him of a clampdown by British intelligence, according to secret files obtained by The Sun.

 

Mr Corbyn was vetted by Czech agents in 1986 and met one at least three times — twice in the Commons, it was claimed.

 

 Jeremy Corbyn mentioned as a source as part of a spy file

 

Jeremy Corbyn mentioned as a source as part of a spy file

Credit: Czech State Security Archive

 

 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/nintchdbpict000385230067.jpg?w=620

 

Files detail a House of Commons meet with comrade 'COB'

 

 

 Secret files reveal meet-ups in 1986

 

 

A file report notes 'Jeremy Corbyn - contact established'

 

 

 

 

 

The Guardian : Jeremy Corbyn denies 'ridiculous smear' that he briefed communist spy - as it happened

 

08:53

 

The claim that he was an agent, asset or informer for any intelligence agency is entirely false and a ridiculous smear.

 

 

 

London review of Books : Vol. 40 No. 5 · 8 March 2018


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Short Cuts
Chris Mullin

‘Corbyn and the Commie Spy’ was the Sun’s front-page splash on 15 February: ‘Shock Claims in Secret File’, the strapline read, with a hammer and sickle at either end. The story was based on recently declassified documents in the Czech Security Forces Archive which record three meetings between Corbyn and a Czech diplomat. Two of the meetings, which occurred in 1986 and 1987, appear to have taken place over a cup of tea in the House of Commons; the third took place at Corbyn’s constituency office in Islington. The diplomat told Corbyn his name was Jan Dymic, but it turns out that he was an agent of the Czech security service and his real name was Jan Sarkocy.


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I don’t know Corbyn well, but I have been acquainted with him for more than thirty years. He is a modest figure, who has led a life according to his principles. He may well have been naive about some of the people he has met and platforms he has shared, but the idea that he is a communist agent is risible. I suppose we’re in for a lot of this as we get closer to another election. On polling day in 2017 an article appeared on the front page of the Telegraph warning that Corbyn’s election would be ‘profoundly dangerous … for the nation’. ‘In the past MI5 would actively have investigated him,’ the article continued. ‘He cannot be trusted with the fate of Britain.’ The author was Sir Richard Dearlove, a former head of MI6 and one of the men who got us into the Iraq catastrophe, an issue on which Corbyn’s judgment proved far superior to his. I had thought that the days when the intelligence and security services interfered in domestic politics were long over. Now I am not so sure.

 

 

 

zelo-street.blogspot.com : Sun Corbyn Smear Beyond Desperate

 

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Once upon a time, the Murdoch Sun was shifting four million copies a day. But how the mighty are fallen: now the paper’s circulation is in freefall, it’s descended below a million and a half, its credibility has long ago fallen below risible status, and it’s losing money hand over fist. But the inmates of the Baby Shard bunker have their instructions, and those include putting the boot into Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

 

 

This imperative, and the desperation of the Murdoch goons to get something - anything - to stick to Jezza, has led to today’s farcical front page, which attempts to exhume Cold War paranoia in order to discredit Corbyn. “Shock Claims In Secret File … CORBYN AND THE COMMIE SPY … Met agent in Cold War … Targeted by Czechs … ‘Briefed’ evil regime” screams the routinely dishonest headline this morning.
 
There is no secret - the file the Sun is quoting is publicly available, otherwise they would not have got access to it. ‘Briefed’ is in quotes because it’s a claim they can’t stand up. And as for the idea Jezza met an agent, well, no he didn’t. But his spokesman admittedIn the 1980s he met a Czech diplomat, who did not go by the name of Jan Dymic [the name quoted by the Sun], for a cup of tea in the House of Commons”.

 

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See also :

 

aangirfan.blogspot.com : Cynthia Roberts, Agent Hammer, Markus Wolf and Israel.

 

The Canary : Czechmate: the real story behind the Jeremy Corbyn ‘spy’ hoax

 

 

 

Wikipedia : Joseph Stalin

 

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin[b] (born Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili;[a] 18 December [O.S. 6] 1878[1] – 5 March 1953) was a Georgian revolutionary and Soviet politician who led the Soviet Union from the mid–1920s until 1953 as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922–1953) and Premier (1941–1953).

 

 

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin
Иосиф Виссарионович Сталин (Russian)
იოსებ სტალინი (Georgian)
Stalin Full Image.jpg
Stalin in 1937
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
In office
3 April 1922 – 5 March 1953

 

 

 

 

Event Relationship :

 

 

From Communism : USSR : Joseph Stalin : in office on April 3, 1922

 

to Jeremy Corbyn : The Sun : Corbyn and the Commie Spy on February 14, 2018 is :

 

 

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