Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn has despatched a authorized letter to Conservative MP Ben Bradley demanding he apologise for a “libellous tweet” which claimed he offered secrets and techniques to communist spies.
Bradley had despatched the tweet as a reply to a Twitter account on Monday – it learn: “Corbyn offered British secrets and techniques to communist spies… get some perspective mate!! Your priorities are a bit awry! #AreYouSerious”.
The MP, who additionally sits as a Conservative Get together vice chair in command of the social gathering’s youth outreach, later deleted the tweet.
On Wednesday morning, Corbyn’s legal professionals wrote to Bradley laying out calls for, which included a tweeted apology, a donation to charity, and cost for Corbyn’s authorized prices.
“Attorneys appearing for Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn have written to Conservative Get together Vice Chair Ben Bradley to demand an apology and a donation to charity for a libellous tweet,” learn a press release from the Labour chief.
“Whereas the tweet — which falsely claimed the Labour chief “offered British secrets and techniques to communist spies” — has been deleted, a letter despatched to Mr Bradley factors out the allegation is damaging and probably dangerous, and should not be repeated.
“The 4 authorized calls for are that Mr Bradley: confirms in writing that the defamatory assertion won’t be repeated in any type; tweets an apology and asks followers to retweet it; makes a donation to a charity of Jeremy Corbyn’s alternative in lieu of damages; and pays Jeremy Corbyn’s authorized prices.”
Extra to come back.