-- Advertisement --

WATCH: The ex-MI6 boss who smeared Jeremy Corbyn just got his arse handed to him by John McDonnell [VIDEO]

-- Advertisement --

Stay in touch!

Sign up to be updated with Evolve's latest stories, and for opportunities to get involved.
Loading

On Sunday, Sky News conducted an interview with the former head of MI6, Richard Dearlove, in which the ex-intelligence Chief used his platform to perpetuate the UK establishment’s narrative by warning that Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister would supposedly be a threat to National Security.

Speaking to Sky News presenter Sophie Ridge, Dearlove – who was the head of MI6 from 1999 until 2004 – said:

“I think someone coming from my background is troubled by Jeremy Corbyn’s past associations, some of which I find surprising and worrying.

“He may have abandoned them now but I don’t think you can entirely as it were dump your past.”

“He has enthusiastically associated himself with groups and interests which I would not say were the friends of the British nation.”

Unsurprisingly, the former UK intelligence chief refused to name any of these organisations Corbyn is supposed to have had “associations” with – almost certainly through fear of slandering the Labour leader and being served with legal action.

However, following to the ex-MI6 boss’s baseless smears against Corbyn, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell responded in typically blistering fashion.

Asked about Dearlove’s accusations, McDonnell said:

“Well I’m not surprised. This is… a reactionary member of the establishment. So I don’t think he’d welcome a Labour government of any sort

I’m disappointed with him, but there you are…I think he should spend his retirement in quiet contemplation of the role that he played with regard to the Iraq war where over half a million people, at least, were killed. He was strongly criticised as the head of an organisation whose intelligence took us into that war.

It was an absolutely devastating retort from McDonnell – and one which, unsurprisingly, quickly went viral:

https://twitter.com/Corbynator2/status/1048864963161481216

Richard Dearlove was the man in charge of MI6 when Britain and the United States decided to ignore the United Nations Security Council by illegally invading Iraq.

The UK establishment attempted to justify the invasion with the now infamous ‘dodgy dossier’ that claimed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and that he could deploy them against Western nations, including the UK, within 45 minutes.

However, not only was Dearlove the man who oversaw the publishing of this dodgy dossier – information which turned out to be a pack of complete and utter lies – a devastating memo from 2002 was leaked which confirmed beyond all reasonable doubt that Dearlove knew exactly what he was doing.

In 2005, The Times published the so-called “smoking gun memo”, in which Dearlove is reported to have stated after a meeting in Washington that in order to justify the invasion of Iraq it would be necessary for both Britain and the US to lie to the general public.

The section on Dearlove – who was officially known as “C” – stated:

“C reported on his recent talks in Washington. There was a perceptible shift in attitude. Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.

So who do you trust? The man who intentionally oversaw a pack of lies which were concocted specifically in order to justify the illegal invasion of a country that resulted in the deaths of over half a million people, or the man who opposed this illegal war from the very start by correctly predicting that the UK establishment were lying in order to further their own agenda?

Jeremy Corbyn is not a threat to national security. He’s a threat to the lying, conniving, deceptive, duplicitous, self-serving, warmongering, UK establishment.

It really is little wonder that people like Richard Dearlove and Tony Blair constantly smear Jeremy Corbyn. Because if the Labour leader does become Prime Minister, the odds of people such as Dearlove and Blair rightfully facing justice for their role in the illegal Iraq war will increase substantially.

-- Advertisement --

Evolve needs your help more than ever!

We rely on the generosity of our readers to help fund the majority of our work - but we need a little more to make ends meet and enable us to grow.

If we can reach 1,000 regular subscribers, we will become entirely financially sustainable - and we'll also have a little extra so we can build upwards and outwards to make our work have an even bigger impact.

In the last month alone, our work on the Environment Bill has helped force a change in the law for the better. And, since Evolve was founded, our uniquely viral style of journalism has repeatedly put the establishment on the back foot and helped force genuinely positive progression.

But we want to do far more - and we need your help to do it.

The best way you can help us is by becoming a Monthly or Annual subscriber. This kind of regular income allows us to better plan for the future - firstly so we can pay the bills, and then so we can set aside funds and time to work on extra projects.

However, if you can't commit to a regular payment, one-off donations - no matter how small - also make a big difference to us, and we genuinely make the most of every single penny.

So, if you appreciate the work that Evolve does and you want to see us make an even bigger impact on the world, please think about contributing to our work in whatever way you possibly can.

Tom D. Rogers

Co-Founder, Contributing Editor

Jess Miller

Co-Founder, Contributing Editor

Subscriber-Only Comments