BOMBSHELL revelations have rocked the Labour front bench as the former Czechoslovak spy who claimed he was Agent Jeremy “Cob” Corbyn’s “Handler” has said Labour’s shadow chancellor, John McDonnell and former London Mayor Ken Livingstone met with the Soviets during the Cold War.
Jan Sarkocy, the former spy pictured below added that the Labour MPs were “great sources” to the KGB.
The Sunday Telegraph reports that Ken Livingstone, John McDonnell and Jeremy Corbyn were part of a group of at least 15 senior Labour figures who shared information with Soviet-backed agents.
Mr Sarkocy told The Telegraph that Jen Livingstone discussed information with the Czechoslovak regime.
The former London mayor also made frequent visits to the Czechoslovak embassy, where he drank whisky.
Sarkocy also claimed that John McDonnell met a KGB agent on several occasions.
Labour hit back at the allegations and described them as “absurd”, and Ken Livingstone said they were a “tissue of lies”.
Livingstone did, however, admit to meeting a Russian “representative” at the time.
John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor dismissed the claims as “ridiculous”.
The claims by the former spy will add further pressure on the Labour leader over his connections with the Soviets during the Cold War.