The Home Secretary Suella Braverman has come under fire over her reappointment after she sent sensitive government information from her personal email address to another MP.
The then Prime Minister Liz Truss sacked Braverman and now under Rishi Sunak she was reappointed after six days which has sparked a security row.
All opposition parties and four Tory MPs have publicly spoken out raising concerns, who include, Mark Pritchard, Stephen McPartland, Caroline Nokes and Jake Berry.
A former Conservative minister in the Home Office told The Times newspaper, “You can’t even have the vague notion that you might leak because then all the security services will clam up on you — which is not what you need.”
Amid reports that the Security Service, MI5 may not share all sensitive and Top Secret information with the Home Security, this was addressed.
Labour former cabinet minister Lord Blunkett has warned that following the reappointment of Braverman, he believes that Britain’s security services will be reluctant to share information with the Home Secretary,
The former Home Secretary Lord Blunkett said, “Isn’t it true there could be two really unfortunate outcomes to the re-appointment of the current home secretary?
“One is that the security and intelligence services will be reluctant to provide the briefings and the openness needed.
“And the second is that other international security agencies will be reluctant to share with us if they are fearful that their information will be passed out of government itself.”
A security spokesman said, “This is completely untrue. The home secretary and MI5 have a strong and trusted working relationship.
“She will continue to receive regular intelligence briefings, as was the case when the home secretary was in post previously and with other home secretaries.”