New MI5 chief says UK facing ‘nasty mix’ of threats

Britain is facing a “nasty mix” of national security threats, from hostile state activity by Russia and China to fast-growing right-wing terrorism, the new director general of MI5 has said.

Ken McCallum said terrorism remains the biggest threat – with Northern Irish and Islamist extremism also a concern.

The Covid lockdown raised the risk of online contact between groups, and made covert surveillance harder, he added.

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Source: BBC News