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    In response to Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn calling for restraint until the facts are clear, in both the poisoning of ex-GRU colonel Sergei Skripal and the alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma last month, some UK politicians and media outlets have attempted to brand the Labour party as sympathetic to Russia and a communist.

    Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has been ridiculed on Twitter after she described Russia as a communist country in a tweet attacking Mr. Corbyn, claiming, without providing any evidence, that Moscow is helping him gain power in the UK.

    A number of users of the social media platform reacted to her tweet and claim that Russia is communist by asking her if she had been in a coma or asleep for the past few decades.

    Others suggested that Corbyn and the wider Labour party are being targeted in a smear campaign by the Tory party to hurt their chances of beating them in future elections.

    Many other Twitter users mocked the Tory MP for her tweet and questioned how she can serve as an MP or comment on anything related to Russia with such a poor understanding of the political situation in the country.

    This isn't the first time some in the UK have attempted to link Corbyn to Russia via communism. The BBC was criticized in March for apparently editing Corbyn’s hat in a photo to make it resemble Lenin’s cap, in a suspected bid to make the Labour party leader seem sympathetic to the Soviet Union and the communist ideology.

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