May’s Brexit deal ‘threatens national security’, warns ex-head of MI6


Two former British defence chiefs have called on MPs to block Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement saying it “threatens national security”.

Former Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service Sir Richard Dearlove and Lord Guthrie have taken the unprecedented step of writing to Conservative Association chairmen, describing Theresa May’s deal as a “bad agreement” and accusing the EU of demanding a £39 billion “ransom”.

The letter states: “Your MP will shortly be called upon to support the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement. As a former Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, with my colleague Lord Guthrie, who served as Chief of the Defence Staff shortly before I was in charge of MI6, we are taking the unprecedented…