Monday 11 February 2019 / 12:01 AM Diane Abbott

Losing access to EU security tools will be catastrophic – Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott MP, Shadow Home Secretary, responding to comments made by the national policing lead for Brexit, said:

“The Tories continue to show nothing but contempt for our safety and security. They have admitted that their Brexit agreement does not contain all that is necessary to keep this country safe.

“Losing our real-time access to EU security tools and measures will be catastrophic for our security. Not only will we lose access to vital information when we leave the EU, but there also will be no legal basis to retain some of the data we already have.

“This is precisely why Labour has demanded protection from a no deal scenario. A government that would knowingly compromise the safety of its citizens has no business running a country.”