Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition, has denied that he was a Czech informant during the 1980s. He refused to agree to allow East German files about him to be released, but rejected the allegations made against him.
During a visit to London he was asked about the allegations which had been made about him in numerous newspapers. Corbyn replied:
“Thanks for the question. I’m very sorry that the Daily Mail has reduced itself to reproducing some nonsense that was written in the Sun before”.
When asked about the reports Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said:
“It’s for individual MPs to be accountable for the actions in their past. Where there are allegations of this sort they should be prepared to be open and transparent”.