BRITAIN’S spies will be allowed to carry on working from home — despite the growing security threat from China.
Ministers gave the go-ahead even though MPs’ intelligence committee warned in July WFH affects spooks’ ability to scrutinise security.
Britain’s spies will be allowed to carry on working from home — despite the growing security threat from China[/caption]
The Government insists it will “continue to provide opportunities for staff to work from a wider range of locations”.
But it admits China’s actions crossed from “influence to interference”.
PM Rishi Sunak vowed to take all necessary steps to protect the UK.
But MP Bob Seeley said: “We need to take off the rose-tinted spectacles and get wise.
“The China was hoped for is not the China we are getting.
“MPs, public servants and soldiers especially need to be wise to the threat to them and understand that our enemies seek not only to potentially recruit us as agents but to divide us.”
“The UK and our allies need a more coherent and robust approach to the threat we face from China’s Communist regime.”
Meanwhile, ex-Chancellor George Osborne told the Political Currency podcast that he assumed his hotel rooms were bugged.
September 15, 2023 at 03:24AM
from The Sun