The right-wing press continues in its laughable attempts to claim Jeremy Corbyn gave information to Czechoslovak intelligence – even though Corbyn was spied on by MI5 and the Metropolitan police and the Czech’s own files show that Corbyn had no useful information.
And in spite of the fact that their ‘source’ also claims he was responsible for Live Aid and that Corbyn told him what Margaret Thatcher was going to have for breakfast the following day.
But there is an example of what a real Czechslovakian file on a real British mole looks like – because there was a proven Tory one.
In 2012, the BBC covered the case of Conservative Minister Raymond Mawby who, during the 1960s and early 70s, passed information to Czechoslowakia. Its article described the file the Czechoslovakian intelligence services kept on him – a file hundreds of pages long.
It contained receipts from Mawby for payments he received.
It contained pen portraits of Tory MPs and ministers.
It contained a sketch of the Prime Minister’s office.
And it noted that Mawby provided files that he had stolen from Parliament.
The Tory press – and reckless, unprincipled front-benchers – are still attempting to push their nonsense about Corbyn in spite of the obvious lack of credibility of their ‘source’ and the total lack of substance in Czech papers about an MP with whom they clearly had no meaningful relationship.
But if they want to see what a real Cold War mole and the reports that one generates look like, they don’t have to look any further than an example their own front bench: one Raymond Mawby.
The right-wing media has shown itself a sick joke – even the BBC has been unable to take the reports seriously.
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