The Zinoviev letter was a fraudulent document published by the British Daily Mail newspaper four days before the general election in 1924. The letter purported to be a directive from Grigory Zinoviev, the head of the Communist International (Comintern) in Moscow, to the Communist Party of Great Britain, ordering it to engage in seditious activities. It said the resumption of diplomatic relations (by a Labour government) would hasten the radicalisation of the British working class. This would have constituted a significant interference in British politics, and as a result it was deeply offensive to British voters, turning them against the Labour Party. The letter seemed authentic at the time, but historians now agree it was a forgery.[1] The letter aided the Conservative Party, by hastening the collapse of the Liberal Party vote that produced a Conservative landslide


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