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It is a measure of how the Brexit had destabilized Great Britain that the government feels it necessary to keep its top spy, MI6 chief Alex Younger, in his position longer than usual, just to deal with the consequences.

Younger, 55, is due to retire in November after five years in the role. But officials want him to extend his appointment to cover the 12 to 24 months after Britain has left the EU, The Times said.

The British intelligence agencies are more opaque than their American counterparts. Protected by a powerful state secrets laws, MI6 (the equivalent of the CIA) and the General Communications Headquarters (GCHQ, the equivalent of NSA, receive less critical coverage in the British press and

Here’s how MI6 recruits new spies via YouTube.

Source: British MI6 spy chief set to stay on to steer through Brexit – The Times

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