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Cold War 'super spy' Oleg Gordievsky reveals a bombshell disclosure about the ex Labour leader Foot

cold war 'super spy' oleg gordievsky reveals a bombshell disclosure about the ex labour leader foot
A KGB Soviet dossier described, step by step, how a 20-year relationship with the then Labour leader and potential Prime Minister Michael Foot had evolved since the late-1940s.
MailOnline - Published

'Scruffy and disrespectful' Corbyn is slammed for 'looking like a tramp' at Cenotaph service

'scruffy and disrespectful' corbyn is slammed for 'looking like a tramp' at cenotaph service
Stunned viewers said they were ‘shocked’ at Corbyn's coat, with one claiming he looked as though he was 'going fishing'. The criticism was similar to that in the Michael Foot 'donkey jacket' row.
MailOnline - Published

DOMINIC SANDBROOK: Foot was paid by the KGB, but he was more of a patriot than Corbyn will ever be

dominic sandbrook: foot was paid by the kgb, but he was more of a patriot than corbyn will ever be
The late Michael Foot was a very unlikely candidate to be a Soviet spy. So when, almost a quarter of a century ago, the Sunday Times accused him of being a KGB informer, Foot was furious.
MailOnline - Published

JOE HAINES: I STILL don't believe Michael Foot was a Russian spy 

joe haines: i still don't believe michael foot was a russian spy 
JOE HAINES: It is true that he was on the far-Left, and that he consorted with people who were suspected agents of the Russians.
MailOnline - Published

Michael Foot went to his grave protesting his innocence

michael foot went to his grave protesting his innocence
Foot met his KGB contacts once a month at the Gay Hussar restaurant in Soho, London. A Russian agent Oleg Gordievsky told MI6 about the 'Agent Boot' file as Boot was Foot's codename.
MailOnline - Published

Labour figures and family outraged by renewed claims Michael Foot was Soviet informant

Neil Kinnock, Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell - and Andrew Neil - among those defending the late party leader
Independent - Published

British intelligence chiefs thought former Labour leader Michael Foot was 'a paid Soviet informant’ 

british intelligence chiefs thought former labour leader michael foot was 'a paid soviet informant’ 
Intelligence chiefs were so concerned about double agent Oleg Gordievsky's claim that Michael Foot was KGB informant that they were prepared to tell the Queen if he became Britain's prime minister.
MailOnline - Published

The Papers: 'Former Labour leader Foot was KGB agent'

the papers: 'former labour leader foot was kgb agent'
The Times reports MI6 were concerned Michael Foot had been a paid KGB informant during the Cold War.
BBC News - Published

Soho restaurant the Gay Hussar is set to close

soho restaurant the gay hussar is set to close
The Hungarian restaurant was for decades a favourite of senior Labour politicians and hosted Michael Foot's 90th birthday at the height of the Blair era.
MailOnline - Published

Jeremy Corbyn, the Czech agent and the glorious history of right-wing newspapers linking Labour leaders to communist spies

Or how Rupert Murdoch has already paid for one Labour leader's new kitchen (Michael Foot, after he sued for libel when The Sunday Times suggested he was a KGB agent)
Independent - Published

New Labour MP calls for country's first maritime national park in...

new labour mp calls for country's first maritime national park in...
Devon's newest MP has used his maiden parliamentary speech to call for Plymouth Sound to be designated as the country's first national marine.Labour's Luke Pollard, who defeated Conservative Oliver..
Torquay Herald Express - Published Also reported by •Tiverton Mid Devon GazetteWestern Morning NewsExeter Express and Echo

Watch as MP demands more money for Plymouth in maiden speech

watch as mp demands more money for plymouth in maiden speech
Plymouth's newest MP has used his maiden parliamentary speech to trumpet the city's proud history – and called on the government to match its ambition with money.Labour's Luke Pollard, who defeated..
Plymouth Herald - Published

Stop panicking – a DUP deal won’t damage the Tory brand

stop panicking – a dup deal won’t damage the tory brand
The last year has certainly been one of political shocks following the UK’s Brexit vote and the US electing Donald Trump as President. But when Theresa May called a General Election while 20..
City A.M. - Published

Will Corbyn’s hard left manifesto finish off Labour as an electoral force?

will  corbyn’s hard left manifesto finish off labour as an electoral force?
Will Jeremy Corbyn’s hard left Election manifesto finish off the Labour party as an electoral force? *YES – Atul Hatwal, Labour Uncut* Labour’s manifesto is another nail in the coffin of..
City A.M. - Published

We compared Labour's draft manifesto with the left-wing policies of Michael Foot in 1983

we compared labour's draft manifesto with the left-wing policies of michael foot in 1983
People say it would take us back to the 70s. But would it?
Wales Online - Published

Leaked Labour manifesto reveals General Election plans

leaked labour manifesto reveals general election plans
Jeremy Corbyn plans to unveil a radical left-wing vision for Britain, including promises to renationalise industries and impose wage caps on companies, according to a leaked draft version of Labour’s..
City A.M. - Published

1983 and my part in Michael Foot’s downfall

The only danger was encouraging a sympathy vote for the hapless Labour leader
FT.com - Published

Labour draws up most leftwing manifesto since Michael Foot

Shadow chancellor says party would cap top pay and ask companies to pay ‘fair share’
FT.com - Published

Tories claim they are replacing 'incompetent' Labour as the party of the working class

tories claim they are replacing 'incompetent' labour as the party of the working class
Priti Patel tells the Scottish Conservative Party conference Jeremy Corbyn had "managed to lose a seat even Michael Foot held on to" and that the party was 'no longer credible'.
Daily Record - Published

Jeremy Corbyn is now less popular than Michael Foot was at the same stage of his leadership


Telegraph.co.uk - Published

Prolific criminal led police on 25-minute 90mph car chase

prolific criminal led police on 25-minute 90mph car chase
Michael Holdsworth put his foot down when he spotted officers behind him in Manchester, but they only wanted to talk to him about his lights. He was jailed for a year for dangerous driving.
MailOnline - Published

Dukes' Chelmsford first manager recalls MP visits and beach...

dukes' chelmsford first manager recalls mp visits and beach...
For most people, 1983 will be remembered for the bad as much as the good. Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Government was re-elected with a majority of 144 seats, Neil Kinnock replaced Michael Foot as..
Essex Chronicle - Published Also reported by •Brentwood Gazette

Who are the Plymouth Brethren? Seven questions about strict...

who are the plymouth brethren? seven questions about strict...
When you consider Plymouth and its history, you probably think of the armed forces, the blitz during World War II or maybe the Mayflower setting sail from the Barbican. When you consider Plymouth and..
Plymouth Herald - Published

Phil Corrigan: Is Labour heading for electoral oblivion under...

phil corrigan: is labour heading for electoral oblivion under...
THE 1983 General Election is widely considered to have been the nadir of the Labour Party. Under Michael Foot's leadership, Labour won less than 28 per cent of the popular vote, with Margaret Thatcher..
The Sentinel Stoke - Published

Labour as far behind Tories under Jeremy Corbyn as when Michael Foot handed Thatcher landslide in 1983


Telegraph.co.uk - Published

Michael Foot's great nephew shares sadness at racist graffiti on...

michael foot's great nephew shares sadness at racist graffiti on...
Michael Foot's great nephew says he was shocked when racist graffiti appeared on the former MP's memorial, but heartened by the city's widespread condemnation.The plinth was covered in swastikas and..
Plymouth Herald - Published

Jigglypuff spotted by Michael Foot memorial as Plymouth goes...

jigglypuff spotted by michael foot memorial as plymouth goes...
Pokemon are cropping up literally everywhere in Plymouth - and one species appears to be paying tribute to late political heavyweight Michael Foot. Jigglypuff has been spotted loitering near the..
Plymouth Herald - Published

Plymouth must not let the racists win. We are a city of love

plymouth must not let the racists win. we are a city of love
"Words fail me," said councillor Brian Vincent in the wake of this week's racist attack on a Polish family.We know how he feels. Events in the city since the EU referendum have left many people..
Plymouth Herald - Published

Brilliant response to racist Michael Foot graffiti has been...

brilliant response to racist michael foot graffiti has been...
A colourful chalk tribute to Michael Foot drawn in response to the vile, racist vandalism used to deface his memorial has been power washed - because the council considered it "graffiti". A local..
Plymouth Herald - Published

'Positive' message in chalk at base of defaced Foot memorial

BBC Local News: Devon -- Words from former Labour Party leader Michael Foot appear on a pavement next to a memorial to him that was daubed with swastikas.
BBC Local News - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Artist hits back at Nazis who desecrated Michael Foot's memorial...

artist hits back at nazis who desecrated michael foot's memorial...
Michael Foot's own words have been used in a colourful display of chalk artwork at the respected Plymouth politician's memorial after it was vandalised with racist, right-wing graffiti. In a..
Plymouth Herald - Published

BNP vows to beat Michael Foot memorial vandals with twigs as...

bnp vows to beat michael foot memorial vandals with twigs as...
The British National Party has condemned vandals who defaced a Michael Foot memorial in Plymouth - vowing to beat the culprits with twigs if they are ever found. The stone tribute to the former..
Plymouth Herald - Published

Racist vandals target Michael Foot memorial

racist vandals target michael foot memorial
A MEMORIAL to former Labour Party leader Michael Foot has been daubed with fascist graffiti and vile swear words.The memorial to the former Plymouth MP and journalist was unveiled last July.On Sunday..
Torquay Herald Express - Published

Racist vandals deface Plymouth monument to Michael Foot

racist vandals deface plymouth monument to michael foot
The tribute to the left-winger, who led Labour from 1980 to 1983, was daubed with swastikas and references to the BNP and the EDL in Freedom Fields Park in Plymouth, Devon.
MailOnline - Published

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