Tory MP Ben Bradley Deletes Jeremy Corbyn 'Communist Spies' Tweet After Legal Threat From Labour Leader

Graeme Demianyk


A Conservative MP has deleted a tweet making unsubstantiated claims about Jeremy Corbyn’s links to “communist spies” after the Labour leader threatened to sue him.

Ben Bradley, a Conservative Party Vice Chair, had tweeted that Corbyn had “sold British secrets” to foreign agents following a series of tabloid allegations about meetings the Labour leader and other MPs attended in the 1980s.

But a spokesperson for Corbyn said on Monday: “Jeremy has instructed solicitors to contact [Tory MP] Ben Bradley to delete his libelous tweet or face legal action.” 

The tweet has since been deleted, but was captured by Corbyn supporter Owen Jones - who urged the Labour MP to take legal action.

A Labour source also raised the issue of a similar tweet written by Tory minister, Ben Wallace.

The source told HuffPost that Wallace’s tweet was particularly damaging as he was a serving minister, and that he should follow Bradley’s lead and delete his tweet too.


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