JEREMY CORBYN was jeered by MPs as he attacked Conservatives for accepting more than £800,000 worth of donations from ‘Russian oligarchs and their associates’.
To shouts of ‘disgrace’ in the Commons, the Labour leader said that ‘huge fortunes… acquired in the most dubious circumstances in Russia’ had ended up ‘sheltering in London and trying to buy political influence in British party politics’.
And he urged the government to engage in ‘a robust dialogue with Russia on all the issues dividing our countries… rather than simply cutting off contact and letting tensions and divisions get worse’.
Tory MP Johnny Mercer described Mr Corbyn’s remarks as ‘shameful’, adding: ‘It’s clear the UK has come under attack from another state.’
And ex-Labour minister Chris Leslie said: ‘There are circumstances that we take party political differences of opinion. But when our country is potentially under attack, that is just not appropriate.’
Before being made Labour leader, Mr Corbyn appeared several times as a guest on Kremlin-backed TV station Russia Today.