Labour figures slam claim that Michael Foot was paid by Soviets

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Jeremy Corbyn, Neil Kinnock and John McDonnell condemn re-emergence of claim eight years after ex-Labour leader’s death

Senior Labour figures and the family of former party leader Michael Foot have reacted with anger over the re-emergence of the explosive claim that he was a paid Soviet informant.

Neil Kinnock, who succeeded Foot as Labour leader, said his predecessor had been a “passionate and continual critic of the Soviet Union” in response to the allegation that MI6 believed Foot had been a paid informant.

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