Thursday 15 July 2021 / 11:27 AM Conor McGinn

Labour comments on stark warning from MI5 chief on threat to UK from hostile states

Conor McGinn MP, Labour’s Shadow Security Minister, commenting on a warning from the Director General of MI5 on the threat to the UK from hostile states, said:

“This is a stark warning from the Director General of MI5 of the scale of threat our country is facing from hostile state actors. Those in our police and security services are working tirelessly to tackle this threat.

“However, Labour has warned time and again that the Government is not doing enough. Conservative Ministers delayed the publication of the Russia Report for years and have still not committed to its full implementation. The failure of the U.K. Government to act fully on this threat is a serious risk for national security.”