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50 Infamous moments that shame him

Throughout the Labour leader’s career he’s backed Britain’s enemies – as this charge sheet makes plain

- By Martin Beckford and Emine Sinmaz

JEREMY CORBYN has been branded a threat to national security by everyone from his own shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth to former MI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove.

During his long career in politics, he has held meetings with and appeared at rallies with enemies of Britain including IRA bombers and Islamist extremists.

The Labour leader claims he has always wanted to bring about peace and talk to all sides in conflicts.

But the list below, which originated online before being reviewed and separately confirmed by the Mail as to its accuracy, would appear — at the very least — to call into question Mr Corbyn’s claim and his credential­s to be prime minister.

Mr Corbyn’s supporters say that he has always stood up for minority groups who are oppressed by larger, more powerful states, and has always sought dialogue and peace.

This means, however, that he sometimes shares platforms with people whose views he does not share, be they in the Middle East or in Northern Ireland.

He said in 2015: ‘ I am absolutely committed to a meaningful peace process between Israelis and Palestinia­ns and that has to be one based on the 1967 borders. I am proud to have been one of the first politician­s prepared to engage in dialogue with Irish republican­s about a peace process in Northern Ireland in the 1980s.’

This is the list of what Mr Corbyn has done: 1 Invited two IRA members to Parliament two weeks after the Brighton bombing

2 Attended Bloody Sunday commemorat­ion with bomber Brendan McKenna

3 Attended meeting with Provisiona­l IRA member Raymond McCartney

4 Hosted IRA-linked Mitchell McLaughlin in Parliament

5 Spoke alongside IRA terrorist Martina Anderson

6 Attended Sinn Fein dinner with IRA bomber Gerry Kelly

7 Chaired Irish republican event with IRA bomber Brendan MacFarlane

8 Attended Bobby Sands commemorat­ion honouring IRA terrorists

9 Stood in minute’s silence for IRA gunmen shot dead by the SAS

10 Signed Early Day Motion after IRA massacre, blaming Britain for the deaths

11 Arrested while protesting in support of Brighton bomber’s co-defendants

12 Lobbied Government to improve visiting conditions for IRA killers 13 Attended Irish republican event where calls were made for armed conflict against Britain

14 Put up £20,000 bail money for IRA terror suspect Roisin McAliskey

15 Said banned terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah were his ‘friends’

16 Called for Hamas to be removed from terror banned list 17 Attended wreath-laying at grave of 1976 Munich massacre terrorist (above)

18 Attended conference where Hamas and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine were present

19 Photograph­ed at rally in front of Hezbollah flag 20 Attended members of rally banned with

21 Al-Muhajiroun Repeatedly shared plane platforms hijacker with

22 Accepted £20,000 for channel appearing of terror-sponsoring on state TV Iranian regime 23 Opposed banning Britons from going to Syria to fight for ISIS

24 Defended rights of fighters returning from Syria

25 Voted to let ISIS fighters return from Syria

26 Opposed police ‘shoot to kill’ policy

27 Signed letter defending Lockerbie bombing suspects

28 Accepted £5,000 donation from academic who said ‘Palestinia­ns have a moral right to their terrorism’

29 Chaired Stop The War, which praised the ‘internatio­nalism and solidarity’ of ISIS

30 Shook hands with cleric Raed Salah after he had been found guilty of incitement to terrorism

31 Shared platform with representa­tive of extremist al-Sadr cleric Muqtada

32 Compared ISIS to U.S. military in interview on Russia Today

33 Opposed proscripti­on of extreme Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir

34 Backed Holocaust-denying anti-Zionist extremist Paul Eisen

35 Criticised drone strike that killed Jihadi John

36 Failed to unequivoca­lly condemn the 9/11 attacks

37 Called Colombian terror group M-19 ‘comrades’

38 Gave speech in support of Gaddafi regime

39 Voted against banning support for the IRA

40 Voted against the Prevention of Terrorism Act three times during the Troubles

41 Voted against emergency counterter­ror laws after 9/11

42 Voted against stricter punishment­s for being a member of a terror group

43 Voted against criminalis­ing the encouragem­ent of terrorism 44 Voted against banning al-Qaeda

45 Voted against control orders for terror suspects

46 Voted against increased funding for the security services to combat terrorism

47 Helped convicted IRA bombmaker Gerard McLaughlin (above left with Corbyn) get a job after he got a council flat

48 Said ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi should have been arrested rather than killed 49 Went to court to support an IRA fixer

50 Co- sponsored Irish Republican event that called jailed bombers ‘prisoners of war’

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