Brexit… a danger to our Security too. Just an expert on the subject talking though… so Brexiteers can ignore it as he must be lying.
John - Pasted all of it for you this time rather than just first paragraph so you don’t have to worry about links.
No amount of preparation can mitigate the security threat of a no-deal Brexit, according to Scotland Yard’s top counterterror official.
“There are lots of things we can do but they are no way near as good the systems that were developed,” Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu told the Guardian, referring to the EU’s crime-fighting apparatus.
If the U.K. tumbles out of the EU without a divorce agreement, it could lose priority access to security and border management intelligence through the Schengen Information System II database, as well as passenger name records and European Arrest Warrants.
“We have done a lot of contingency planning to put things in place. But there are some things you can’t put in place. So there is no contingency planning for not being given passenger name records," Basu said. “It would create an immediate risk that people could come to this country who were serious offenders, either wanted or still serial and serious offenders committing crimes in this country, and we would not know about it."
He added: "There would be some damage to our safety. I can’t put a scale on that.”
If Britain leaves the bloc without a deal, it could take years for suspects to be returned under the 1957 European convention on extradition, in contrast with the six weeks it takes using a European Arrest Warrant.