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Home Secretary says UK will be safe ‘even in a no-deal scenario’

by LLB Reporter
3rd Feb 19 2:56 pm

The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid speaking on the BBC’s One Andrew Marr show said, that he is “absolutely confident” Britain will remain “one of the safest countries in the world even in a no-deal scenario.”

Marr commented on New Scotland Yard’s, counter terror chief, Neil Basu suggestion, that the “security of this country,” could be “very bad” for policing if we enter in to a no-deal Brexit.

Javid also said speaking to Marr that, a general election is the “last thing this country needs.”

Javid who wants to leave the EU and said, “It is absolutely true that if we have a no-deal situation there will be certain capabilities that we rely on for security with the EU such as databases, arrest warrants, others, that of course will change.

“Keeping that in mind, we have been working on mitigants and I’m not pretending for a second through Interpol or through the Council of Europe on extradition you can have a like-for-like capability. So, there will be a change in capability.”

He added: “There will be a change in capability but it’s worth putting it all in perspective.

“Most of these capabilities were only relevant for us from 2015 onwards and I’m absolutely certain as Home Secretary this is my job is to do everything I can to keep this country safe.

“I am absolutely confident that we will continue to be one of the safest countries in the world even in a no-deal scenario.”

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