Labour slam ‘filthy’ Foot & KGB smears

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY KEIR MUDIE Deputy Po­lit­i­cal Edi­tor

LABOUR Party bosses last night an­grily dis­missed claims their for­mer leader was a KGB in­for­mant.

A new book says Michael Foot, who died in 2010, was once paid £37,000 by the Rus­sians to spread pro­pa­ganda and was co­de­named Agent Boot by the KGB.

The al­le­ga­tions were first pub­lished in 1995 when Mr Foot sued the Sun­day Times and won.

For­mer Labour leader Neil Kin­nock said re­peat­ing the claims with no new proof was “filthy.”

And cur­rent leader Jeremy Cor­byn tweeted: “Michael Foot loved this coun­try. Smear­ing a dead man, who suc­cess­fully de­fended him­self when he was alive, is about as low as you can go.”

WIN Michael Foot in 1 995

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.