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Foreign Secretary David Cameron has slammed Sir Keir Starmer as “hopelessly naive” because the General Election quickly approaches.

Lord Cameron, who was Conservative Prime Minister between 2010 and 2016, claimed the Labour chief might weaken Britain’s defences – and mentioned the UK was below assault from an “axis of malign states”.

Speaking to the Sunday Times, he mentioned: “Keir Starmer is in danger of weakening Britain’s position and weakening Britain’s defences.

“All in a means that’s utterly pointless.”

Cameron mentioned he had realised since his return to the cupboard in November final yr that the world “is getting more dangerous”.

He added: “Labour is hopelessly naive about the dangerous world in which we’re living.

“If the following world battle is fought between worldwide legal professionals, we’ll win arms down.

“But that’s not going to be the case, so you’ve got to make sure you strengthen your defences.

“You strengthen your intelligence and safety. The last item we’d like in Britain now could be one other liberal leftie lawyer working the nation.”

Lord Cameron highlighted concerns about the country being threatened domestically by actions from nations including Russia, Iran and China.

He continued: “The penalties of this axis of malign states working collectively is threatening domestically, in addition to internationally.

“We need to strengthen our alliances, spend more on defence, strengthen our security system, and invest in diplomacy, aid, development and military hardware and espionage for a much more dangerous world.”

Defending his position on UK security, Starmer said: “They have given me high-level delicate briefings, a lot do they belief us on nationwide safety.

“To now turn around and make this ridiculous claim just shows how desperate they have become going into this election.”