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Friday, September 18, 1998 Published at 16:22 GMT 17:22 UK

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Kinnock attacks hard left

The former leader of the Labour party, Neil Kinnock, has strongly attacked the hard left of the Labour Party he fought during the 1980's.

Mr Kinnock, who is now the transport commissioner of the European Union, warned that extremists were trying to win seats on the party's governing body, the National Executive.

In an article in the Guardian newspaper, he said hard left candidate were claiming they were centre left.

However, some on the left of the party responded by accusing Mr Kinnock of ludicrous misrepresentation.

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