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Labour anger over Chris Grayling's appointment to intelligence committee

Shadow defence spokesperson says Brexit supporter’s ‘track record of failure’ means he should not preside over release of Russia report

Labour has demanded that Boris Johnson rethink plans to appoint Chris Grayling to the powerful intelligence and security committee, one of a group of Brexiter Conservatives who will have the final say over whether to release the long-delayed report on Russian influence in UK politics.

Nia Griffith, the party’s defence spokesperson, said that previous chairs of the special committee “have been highly qualified and experienced” and “not frightened of criticising the government where and when necessary”.

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