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UK policing “as prepared as possible” for potential no-deal Brexit scenario

Police across the UK are well prepared for the country to leave the European Union (EU) with or without a deal, the two police chiefs leading law enforcement planning have said. Preparations for a potential loss of EU law enforcement tools and powers are now complete. A new unit,...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019
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New unit “ready to help UK police co-operate with EU” in event of no-deal Brexit

The International Crime Co-ordination Centre (ICCC) will assist UK police officers to use alternative mechanisms to share and access information about criminals and co-operate on operations if current EU law enforcement tools are lost due to a no-deal Brexit. The ICCC is now...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
Simon Kempton
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Government disarray over Brexit deal with EU unhelpful for policing

As the great Brexit behemoth rumbles on, I wish I had more to report on what it means for policing, writes Simon Kempton. We keep being told that we’re inching closer and closer to the finish line, but we’re still waiting for clarity over the Government’s draft exit...
Posted On 21 Nov 2018
Sadiq Khan: Mayor of London
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London Mayor calls for separate security agreement with European Union post-Brexit

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has called for a separate security agreement with the European Union away from the politics of Britain’s main post-Brexit deal in order to protect the safety of Londoners and mitigate the risk of a ‘no deal’ scenario. Such a move would...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018
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Police chiefs looking to establish “safety net” if access to EU security tools is lost

A new national unit will assist police forces to use alternatives if the UK loses access to current European Union (EU) data sharing and co-operation tools, such as the European Arrest Warrant or Europol systems. The contingency plans, which were agreed upon by all chief...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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Brexit negotiators “putting public safety at unnecessary risk” claims Home Affairs Committee

Lack of progress and political red lines on both the UK and EU sides are standing in the way of a security deal and putting public safety at serious and unnecessary risk. That’s the view of the Home Affairs Committee as outlined in its follow-up report into UK-EU security...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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Brexit negotiations “must focus on security co-operation immediately” urges Home Affairs Committee

A report published by the Home Affairs Committee in Parliament warns of “serious legal, constitutional and political obstacles” in the way of achieving continued close policing and security co-operation post-Brexit. Entitled ‘UK-EU Security Co-operation After...
Posted On 27 Mar 2018
Daniel Hardy
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Taking Back The Power

Cuts to police funding, misinterpreted legislation and social issues that are creating a rise in certain types of offending have led to a lack of control when it comes to dealing with criminals. Here, Daniel Hardy examines the factors that have created the current situation and...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018