Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Theresa May's stalled Brexit negotiations are putting public safety at 'serious and unnecessary risk'

Armed police stand outside Manchester Central on day one of the Conservative Party Conference on October 4, 2015 in Manchester, England. Up to 80,000 people are expected to attend a demonstration today organised by the TUC and anti-austerity protesters. Conservative Party members are gathering for their first conference as a party in a majority government since 1996. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
LONDON — A lack of progress in Brexit negotiations is putting public safety "at serious and unnecessary risk," according to a damning report by British MPs.

The Home Affairs select committee said "political red lines" on both the UK and EU sides were standing in the way of a security deal, and said there was a "serious risk" that crucial aspects of security co-operation will end after Brexit — either at the end of a transition period or as soon as March next year.

It warned that both the UK and EU would face a "security cliff edge" next March in the event of no deal, with serious ramifications for public safety and the ability to stop criminals across Europe. It said the government had failed to put workable contingency plans in place for a no-deal scenario.

By Thomas Colson.
Full story at Business Insider.

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