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The Mirror DECEMBER 14, 2015 - by Dan Bloom
BRIAN ENO BUYS JEREMY CORBYN'S BLACK CAP FOR £250 AT STOP THE WAR FUNDRAISER
The pop veteran splashed out at a charity auction as Labour's leader defied calls to sever his ties with the campaigning group.
Attendees knew Mr Corbyn had sold the cap, which he wore while slipping in through a side door on Friday, but the buyer's identity has only just slipped out.
The black 'baker boy' hat was described as Leninist and communist in some circles - but the style is also available online for £15.
A source confirmed Mr Eno was the buyer, with the £250 fee going towards the campaign group.
It far outstrips the £51 a gang of Oxford students paid for Mr Corbyn's used coffee cup - which they then used to raise funds for Syrian refugees.
Eno did immediately respond to requests for comment, but it's not the first time the music legend has supported the left-winger - he also appeared at the biggest rally of Mr Corbyn's leadership campaign in August.
He told two thousand five hundred people at Islington Town Hall: "I don't think electability really is the most important thing.
"I think what's important is that somebody changes the conversation and moves us off this small-minded agenda."
Mr Corbyn faced calls to quit Stop The War, where he was the chairman until recently, after pro-bombing MPs were bombarded with abuse by activists.
Green MP Caroline Lucas quit the group after it said France had "reaped the whirlwind of Western support for extremist violence in the Middle East" after the Paris attacks.
But Mr Corbyn told one hundred and fifty campaigners at the London dinner: "The Stop The War Coalition has been one of the most important democratic campaigns of modern times.
"It has brought hundreds of thousands of people on to the streets time and again.
"It has organised protests and lobbies in every part of the country, including by military families.
"Most of all, it has been shown to be right in opposing more than a decade of disastrous wars - in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya - while many of its most vociferous critics supported them.
"The anti-war movement has been a vital force at the heart of our democracy.
"Branding it as somehow illegitimate is an attempt to close down democratic debate and campaigning."