Two former British defence chiefs have called on MPs to block Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement saying it “threatens national security”.
Devastating warning from former head of MI6 Sir Richard Dearlove and former Chief of the Defence Staff Lord Guthrie. “The Withdrawal Agreement…would place control of aspects of our national security in foreign hands” pic.twitter.com/HGTWHggQes
— Owen Paterson (@OwenPaterson) January 10, 2019
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…