UK: Security company axed after leak of MPs’ expenses files

Jason Lewis reports:

A security firm responsible for guarding some of Britain’s most sensitive Government documents, including the two Iraq War dossiers, has been axed following the damaging leak of the MPs’ expenses files.

The move comes after a long-running internal investigation into who released the damaging material which led to Ministerial resignations and a police fraud inquiry.

Security company SLS Limited – which employs Royal Marines on leave from the Navy who have Ministry of Defence security clearance to carry out guard duties – oversaw the MPs’ expenses project.

But it was told its contract was not being renewed shortly after John Wick, the former SAS officer, sold the MPs’ expenses files to the Press.

Read more in The Daily Mail.

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