This short article (unknown source, circa 83) is bursting with information on Corbyn's early days:

'Chief purveyor of fashionable causes to the Party's "pollytelligentsia."'

'He combines the roles of feudal baron & social worker recruiting dependents at every opportunity.' 1/11
'Naturally he is detested by the old guard of the Labour left which includes neighbouring MPs Norman Atkinson (deselected & replaced by Corbyn's mate Bernie Grant) & Ernie Roberts (deselected for being old, white & male, & replaced by Corbyn's ex-lover Diane Abbott).' 2/11
'He was chairman of Haringey's public works committee dealing with direct labour at the same time as being a full-time NUPE official in the next-door council. Corbyn did NOT declare an interest but instead used council stationary for his union correspondence.' 3/11
At the time:
'His identification with public employees dispute during the the "winter of discontent" led angry north London resident to dump refuse outside the party's offices in Hornsey.' [Guardian 26 Feb 1982, p.2] 4/11
'Most of his union time, however, was devoted to the problems of Hornsey Labour party. He deified attempts by Labour's NEC to prevent Tariq Ali (a revolutionary Marxist & friend of Corbyn) from joining the local party.' 5/11

See this thread:
THIS 👇
'As agent for "Red" Ted Knight at the 1979 general election, he landed up in court over failing to declare some election expenses'

I have been unable to find any more about this, has anyone else? 6/11
Corbyn was a founder of "Labour against the Witchhunt" which urged soft treatment of the (Marxist entryists into Labour) Militant Tendency. See this thread:

As well as inviting his 'fellow beardy' Gerry to Westminster. 7/11
'Indeed he was selected for Islington North, the second largest Irish constituency in London, largely because of his Fenian credentials.

They did this by forcing out a working-class IRISH Labour MP Michael O'Halloran (thread coming). 8/11
'Labour whips have flailed him recently for his poor attendance at Standing Committee meetings'

'He also neglected to attend a meeting of his beloved Turkish solidarity group, although the room had been booked in his name & he was down as chairman'. 9/11
In the last few weeks Corbyn has been described as one of the scruffiest MPs in the House (he proudly sports a sweater knitted by his mother). 10/11
Finally, who knew Corbyn had a paramour in the country? How bourgeoisie.

Of course Corbyn got somebody else to pay his lovers bills. 11/11
Thanks to @220_d_92_20, @AlexTheGuiri & others who have clarified the source as Private Eye (#581, 23 Mar 1984).
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