As Shadow Policing Minister, I’m well aware that crashing out of the EU would also have enormous implications for policing and security. Through membership of the EU, the UK is involved in thousands of police investigations through Europol and benefits greatly from the European Arrest Warrant.
In Parliament, I asked the Government what alternative policing arrangements would be in place if we were to leave the EU without a deal. Unsurprisingly, the Brexit Secretary was unable to provide me with a clear answer.
Following a no-deal Brexit, our police could let off wanted criminals without realising because they won’t have access to the information they need, leaving our citizens unsafe and at risk.
The new Prime Minister – elected by a tiny few – has no mandate for a reckless no deal that would hit Sheffield, and the whole country, hard. Crashing out of the EU would be a dangerous leap into the dark and we could be paying for it for years.