Paddy Ashdown was a spy

EX-LIB Dem leader Lord Paddy Ashdown has been outed as a spy by successor Sir Menzies Campbell.

Ashdown, a former Royal Marine who served with the elite Special Boat Service, was long suspected to have been a real life James Bond. Now Sir Menzies has confirmed he worked for MI6.

The North East Fife MP revealed: “Put it this way, when he was in the Foreign Office, I think he was in the more shadowy side of Foreign Office activity.”