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Miliband: 'It is not a state secret'


Foreign Secretary David Miliband has defended the next head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, after details of his private life were removed from social networking site Facebook.

Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show Mr Miliband said Sir John is "an outstanding professional who will do a really good job in an outstanding organisation".

Mr Miliband denied that Sir John's security had been breached saying "it is not a state secret that he wears Speedo swimming trunks".


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