Adviser felt compelled to complain about security at PM’s country residence after incident, files reveal

Security at Chequers during Edward Heath’s time as prime minister was so lax one government adviser accidentally stumbled into a room and saw him getting into the bath, newly released National Archives documents reveal.

Victor Rothschild fired off a complaint to the cabinet secretary, Sir Burke Trend, complaining he was allowed inside the prime minister’s country manor house without anyone bothering to check his identity or vehicle.

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