The S*n has launched a desperate smear on Jeremy Corbyn that amounts to nothing but innuendo: he had a general chat with a Czech diplomat – in the House of Commons, not some darkened park – and even the S*n can’t help admitting that the Czech’s record of the conversation states:
It’s the feeblest of smears, with damning-sounding headlines and nothing of substance behind them.
However, three days ago the Daily Mirror reported that Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson will be having a lengthy dinner with a ‘crony’ of Russian president Vladimir Putin – in return for a payment to Tory coffers of £30,000:
The paper points out that Williamson spend ample time with the Russian, giving her a private tour of Churchill’s war rooms, followed by dinner.
In December, Theresa May not only spent an extended period in a room with a Ukrainian official accused of being a Russian spy, but conducted lengthy and extremely sensitive discussions while he translated.
There is no suggestion that she knew, as the accusations were made later – but it’s a demonstration of how easy it is to spend time in official buildings with representatives of foreign nations who may later turn out not to be what they claimed..
As the Mirror notes, the meeting happened just two weeks after Williamson had warned of a Russian cyber-threat to the UK’s energy supply.
One is a genuine scandal, one is vapour for smear purposes by a rag. It’s clear which one is which – and which one is dangerous.
And the timing of the tissue-thin S*n smear is highly unlikely to be coincidental.
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