Jeremy Corbyn leads criticism of Paradise Papers legal action …

Jeremy Corbyn has expressed his support for the Guardian and the BBC in the face of legal action over their reporting on overseas tax havens, which he described as “an immoral scourge”.

The Labour leader said the investigative reporting involved in the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers was essential to promoting democratic debate.

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Senior MPs from the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties joined Labour in expressing support for investigative reporting and agreeing the disclosures were firmly in the public interest.

The Guardian is to mount a defence against Appleby’s action, which is seeking to force the disclosure of the documents that formed the basis for a series of articles.

Corbyn said: “The Panama Papers

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