Ed Davey: MI6 tried to recruit me as overseas spy

Speaking at a Liberal Democrat leadership debate hosted by the Victoria Derbyshire programme, Sir Ed Davey said MI6 once tried to recruit him as a spy to work overseas.

The former energy secretary added: “I’d just been appointed to be the economic adviser to Paddy Ashdown, so I never became Double O Davey”.

He said that he wanted to serve his country “in even bigger ways” by working in politics.