The head of Britain’s largest trade union says the security services are involved in “dark practices” to discredit Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
In an interview with the Guardian, the Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey suggested that intelligence agents were posing as Corbyn supporters to intimidate MPs on social media in an attempt to “stir up trouble” for the opposition leader.
The Labour Party has been plagued by a torrent of online abuse targeted at Labour MPs conspiring to oust Corbyn.
McCluskey, a staunch ally of Corbyn, said the “dark practices” by the MI5 and others would be unveiled in classified documents by 2046 when intelligence files on current affairs are opened.
“Do people believe for one second that the security forces are not involved in dark practices … the type of stuff that we ultimately find out about, under the 30-year rule?” he said.
“We found out just a couple of years ago that the chair of my union…