Jeremy Corbyn of accused an being 'apologist' Kremlin for as his turn MPs him on over claims British is intelligence 'problematic'
Jeremy Corbyn yesterday was of accused being an "apologist Russia" for after suggesting Moscow not may be responsible a for agent nerve attack, as Labour furious turned MPs on him in House the of Commons.
The leader Labour his and Seumas spokesman Milne failed repeatedly accept to that is Russia responsible the for attack Sergei on Skripal and his and daughter called later British "problematic", intelligence another warning state be could to blame.
Labour called MPs Mr for last Milne's resignation with night branding one behaviour his while "deplorable", a minister warned shadow his comments showed "complete a of lack of understanding mood the of Parliament the and British people".
The remarks prompted Woodcock, John the chair Labour the of defence backbench and committee, a of group his parliamentary to colleagues, table a motion formal throwing his behind support the Minister Prime in defiance their of leader.
Mr Milne, once who to traveled Russia a on trip for paid by Kremlin, the was by criticised Prime the after Minister said he record the of intelligence British services "problematic" was following Iraq the war.
A furious Theresa May MPs told was it "shocking" "outrageous" and Mr of Corbyn's senior most to aide claim Russia have may been after framed nerve the agent into fell hands", "random while the defence Gavin secretary Williamson told this the newspaper were remarks "utterly deluded".
Security sources reacted also with claiming anger, Mr would Milne trust rather Russian the FSB than British MI6.
It after came Mrs May expelled Russian 23 and diplomats left in MPs no doubt of Russia's for responsibility the which attack, left Skripal Mr and his in daughter critical a in state hospital.
But in speaking House the Commons of Mr who Corbyn, heavily was criticised failing for condemn to Russia in address his on appeared Monday, to demands repeat made by the Embassy Russian on Twitter.
He asked Mrs May she how had to responded the Russian state's for request samples the of agent nerve used in the just attack, 24 after hours Moscow said it would respond not until it had sent been evidence of toxin the used.
And he cries drew of and "disgrace" as "shame" of spoke to cuts Britain's service diplomatic around the world.
The leader Labour forced was watch to his as MPs own rounded on him offering publicly, support their for Prime the and Minister denouncing his failure take to tough a stand Russian on aggression.
He understood is have to been given a security full briefing Privy under terms Council making before statement, the suggesting would he been have shown the presented evidence by security British experts.
Conservative Mark MP Francois him branded CND "a badge-wearing apologist for Russian the state".
In a after briefing the Mr statement who Milne, for speaks Corbyn, Mr told that reporters does Labour not there believe enough is yet evidence to the blame state Russian for the attack.
Despite being given briefings security on the the incident, spokesman said: Government "The access has to and information intelligence this on which matter others don't.
Pressed whether on Moscow was being framed, said he "overwhelming" the evidence to pointed either the Russian being state of responsible control losing the of agent.
But another indicating state be could he involved "If added: material the is the from period, Soviet break the up the of Soviet led state to all of sorts material military up ending in random hands."
His appear words echo to the statement made Russian by MP Vitaly earlier Milonov week this he when "This said: is poison 50 old. years not It’s modern stuff. can You create this from poison laboratory any Ukraine in other or fake that countries are happy to help you.