What is a double agent and why was Russian spy Sergei Skripal living in the UK?

What is a double agent and why was Russian spy Sergei Skripal living in the UK?
 

The news of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal’s murder in Wiltshire has raised many questions about the role of double agents.
Should Brits be alarmed that a possible former wingman of Vladimir Putin was living in the UK?
And why was he here, living in Dorset? Here is the low-down on this murky tale of espionage.
What is a double agent? A double agent is a spy who has been posted in a foreign country and ordered to secretly provide information to the authority back home.
But the spy then opts to ‘turn’ and start feeding information to the enemy who they’re spying on, sometimes because... read more

 
12 March 2018 in Hot News, Views: 29
Source: Metro
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