Tom Watson is under growing pressure to return £500,000 to Max Mosley after Jeremy Corbyn banned his deputy from taking any more money from the press reform campaigner.
It emerged this week that Mr Mosley, a former Formula One boss, had his name listed as publisher of a racist campaign leaflet linking leprosy, venereal disease and tuberculosis to “coloured immigration” and calling for Jamaicans to be sent home.
The leaflet, published in 1961, was in support of a candidate for his fascist father Sir Oswald Mosley’s Union Movement in a by-election.
Mr Mosley had been questioned about the leaflet under oath during a High Court privacy case against the News of the World in 2008, telling the court that he did not recall putting out election literature urging voters to send black people home. He also explicitly denied that any leaflets from the 1961 campaign accused immigrants of bringing leprosy, syphilis and TB, saying: “That is absolute nonsense.”
Jeremy Corbyn has heaped pressure on Tom Watson over his ties to Max Mosley as he banned his deputy from taking any more money from the press reform campaigner. Yesterday it emerged that Mr Mosley, a former Formula One boss, … Continue reading