Families of Paris attack victims hit out at government as intelligence services criticised in parliamentary report

Families of the Paris attack victims said on Saturday they were furious at the government’s “indecent” rejection of a call for a shake-up of French intelligence after an inquiry identified multiple failings.

An association of victims’ relatives said they were “astonished” by the “refusal to acknowledge the existence of failings in the intelligence services” that were highlighted by a parliamentary committee.

The committee, which spent five months assessing the failure to prevent the Charlie Hebdo and November attacks that killed a total of 147 people last year, recommended that a single, US-style counter-terrorism agency should be created.