Angela Merkel angers German security services by turning to British spy chiefs for advice on how to handle the escalating Islamic terror threat

German Chancellor Angela Merkel had infuriated the heads of her intelligence services by turning to the UK for advice on how to combat her country’s escalating Islamic terror threat.

Respected news magazine Focus reports in its latest issue that 18 months ago she met the heads of MI5, MI6 and the director of GCHQ, the agency which was discovered to have conducted covert surveillance on Germany.

Her contacts with the British have rankled German spooks. One anonymous official said to the magazine: ‘In 12 years she has not once attended one of the weekly security briefings for her government.