Ex MI6 chief: “EU referendum is the first roll of the dice in a bigger geopolitical game”

The former head of MI6, which gathers intelligence abroad for the UK government, said €1.8bn (£1.4bn) allocated by the EU to address the root causes of migration in Africa made “much more sense” than a deal with Turkey but was not nearly enough.

He described the UK referendum on leaving the EU as “the first roll of the dice in a bigger geopolitical game”.