Snap poll fears prompt Corbyn MI6 meeting
JEREMY CORBYN has met the head of MI6 for the first time in anticipation of a snap election triggered by the collapse of the Brexit negotiations, The Daily Telegraph has learnt.
Alex Younger, the Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, held a meeting with the Labour leader during which the importance of the agency’s work and the severity of the threats facing Britain were made clear.
A Whitehall official with knowledge of the meeting said: “The feeling was that the time had come for Mr Corbyn to become ac- quainted with the workings of the intelligence establishment.” According to a senior security source, the Labour leader met Mr Younger at the organisation’s headquarters in Vauxhall, south London, where he received a detailed briefing on the service’s organisational and operational structure.
The source said the meeting was an “acquaintance” session with Mr Younger.