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Was Jeremy Corbyn a Czech spy? The reality is far more mundane

If you’re worried about MPs with links to Soviet Czechoslovakia, it’s not Corbyn you want to be looking at...

By Dan Lomas  

Review of the Year 2017: February: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn makes a speech on Brexit at Savoy Place in central London.

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn met a Soviet Bloc intelligence officer in the late-1980s, a report in the Sun newspaper revealed. Based on documents found in Czech archives, the paper reported that Corbyn—then an outspoken Labour backbencher—was approached by Czech State Security (the Státní bezpečnost or StB). Corbyn is reported to have warned a Czech agent about British Security Service (MI5) surveillance.

While it sounds like the stuff of…

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