Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Labour Party, has been accused by a former Czech spy of meeting with him during the Cold War. Corbyn has denied the allegations which are based on the publication of declassified Czech records.
Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Defence, said about Corbyn:
“Time and time again he has sided with those who want to destroy everything that is great about this country, whether it is sympathising with terrorists, backing rogue regimes, or cosying up to those who want to inflict pain and misery on the British people. That he met foreign spies is a betrayal of this country. He cannot be trusted”.
Jeremy Corbyn rejected the allegations and said in response to Williamson:
“Gavin Williamson should focus on his job and not give credence to entirely false and ridiculous smears, which as we know from Darren Osborne, can have a potentially deadly effect. Jeremy has consistently made the correct calls in the interests of security and peace, including on the Libyan intervention and his opposition to the disastrous Iraq war that has caused catastrophe in the region and made us less safe at home”.