Priti Patel claims UK could stay part of all international security agreements in the event of a no deal Brexit
15 Sep 2019Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to Priti Patel’s claim on Marr the UK could stay part of all international security agreements in the event of a no deal Brexit, said:
“The Home Secretary seems deeply confused about the UK’s security arrangements in the event of a no deal, and needs to clarify the situation urgently. Her suggestion that we could maintain access to all our security arrangements if we crash out of the EU is simply not plausible.
“Boris Johnson is happy for us to stop cooperating fully with our neighbours on security. Not only will we lose access to real-time information about security threats if we crash out of the EU, but we may also have to destroy some of the data we already have.
“This is why Labour has led efforts to get No Deal off the table. This government would knowingly compromise the safety of its citizens – it has no business running our country.”