As allegations broke in the Murdoch press that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was a Soviet collaborator, one man was ready and waiting in the wings to help keep the story at the top of the news agenda for as long as possible.
The Canary can reveal that this same man worked on similar smear stories in conjunction with a Murdoch-funded bulletin some thirty years back. That bulletin, edited by an ex-MI5 section head, also ran smear stories against a number of Labour MPs, including a former Labour leader. And it was around then that Corbyn was targeted by MI5 and Special Branch.
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