Sunday 1 December 2019 / 10:30 PM Diane Abbott

Tory claims on strengthening the border through Brexit deal groundless – Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to comments by Priti Patel on Brexit and border security, said:

“Tory claims to be strengthening the border through their sell-out Brexit deal are groundless. By quitting the entire system of EU security and justice, we will no longer have real-time access to a host of critical databases or access to the European Arrest Warrant.

“This will undermine the ability of our police and border agencies to apprehend terrorists and organised criminals, and could even make us a safe haven for fugitives fleeing the justice systems in the EU.”