‘This threat will last a lifetime’: MI6 chief to recruit 1,000 new spies as he warns ISIS-style terrorism will not disappear

MI6 is to recruit 1,000 new spies following a stark warning from its chief that the threat from Islamic State-style terrorism will last a ‘professional lifetime’.

Alex Younger – known as ‘C’ – said IS-style terrorism posed a ‘persistent threat’, driven by the internet revolution and the breaking down of international barriers.