Ben Bradley’s apology to Jeremy Corbyn just surpassed Donald Trump in retweets

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Conservative MP Ben Bradley’s apology to Jeremy Corbyn for alleging the Labour leader had links with communist spies has been retweeted a lot.

In a now deleted tweet, Bradley made unsubstantiated claims about Corbyn’s interactions with a Czech agent posing as a diplomat.

He issued an apology, and pledged to donate “an undisclosed substantial sum of money to a charity of Jeremy’s choice, and [pay his] legal costs”.

I fully accept that my statement was wholly untrue and false.

The apology got a lot of people sitting up and taking notice. In fact, as of the writing of this article, it’s been shared a massive 52,438 times – surpassing even Donald Trump’s most retweeted comment for February.

You’ll remember, it was the one where Trump accused law enforcement officials of political bias. The post was shared 52,078 times.

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