Theresa May's Brexit deal is a 'threat to West's security' and will surrender our forces to EU control, say senior spooks

They say it will also “compromise” vital British intelligence, “threatening Western security”.

The damning views are expressed in a letter signed by ex-MI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove and Falklands War vet Maj Gen Julian Thompson.

Backed by former Chancellor Nigel Lawson, they warn: “It puts at risk the fundamental Anglosphere alliances, specifically the vital Five Eyes Alliance and thereby threatens Western security.”

The Five Eyes intelligence pact involves the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. But the alert comes as the Government’s Security Minister argues a No Deal outcome will make it harder for cops and MI5 to keep the public safe from terror and criminals.

Under Mrs May’s deal, officials have agreed to share information including DNA, fingerprints and car registrations to fight crime, terror and cyber security threats.

The veterans’ letter handed to The Sun declares that no £39billion “ransom should be paid” to the EU and accuses the PM of “breaking trust” with the British people.

It reads: “The ‘deal’ surrenders British national security by subordinating UK defence forces to Military EU control and compromising UK Intelligence capabilities.

“No risks are greater than the Withdrawal Agreement’s terms of surrender. The people voted to take back control of our sovereignty, not for a colonial status.

“Mrs May has broken trust with the British people as she has lost the trust of so many of her Ministers.”

The signatories insist that the only way to leave the EU is on World Trade Organisation terms.

But Security Minister Ben Wallace will today say a No Deal would have a “real impact” on keeping people safe.

A Government paper yesterday said Britain will lose access to EU databases used by cops to track terrorists and criminals in a No Deal scenario.

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