Saleem Vaillancourt, in the Guardian, interviews Mark Steel for his memories of Linda Smith, who recalls her telling an anecdote, which I reproduce here:
'...She was talking about a friend's parents, who were in the communist party. The morning that Russia invaded Czechoslovakia it was all over the news, and there was despair because no one knew how to deal with it.
And Linda remembered that this friend's mum got up and said, "Oh well, why don't we all have a nice cup of tea and see what it says in the Morning Star."'
And see, it loses nothing in the retelling, does it, even, now let me see, fourth, no fifth-hand?