Richard Corbett, former Labour MEP, linguist, author and fluent and well-informed speaker will explain the background to Boris Johnson's Brexit deal and discuss the fallout. There are numerous consequences of Brexit which are not receiving sufficient publicity. Leaving the EU came at a huge cost to the UK economically, culturally and in terms of our standing in the world.
The Brexit Referendum 5 Years on – Summary of Impacts to Date (Information note from the Scottish Government) [pdf] 24/06/2021
This note summarises the evidence so far of the impacts on Brexit on Scotland. It sets out early evidence related to areas such as trade, the workforce and EU programmes.
UK law enforcement can no longer immediately access real-time data about persons and objects of interest, including wanted and missing persons.
Northern Ireland riots: 88 police officers injured in ‘unacceptable’ violence, says Brandon Lewis 13/04/2021
DUP MP accuses UK government’s Brexit deal of “disrupting peace”.
Britain has lost "significant" access to EU policing data under the Brexit deal negotiated at the end of last year, a House of Lords report has said.
Policing capabilities lessened after Brexit 24/03/2021
Although the final Brexit deal agreed between the UK and the EU contained a mutual commitment to future security and law enforcement cooperation, there is no doubt that the settlement resulted in an overall lessening of policing capability.
The UK does "not have as much influence or as much voice" within a major European law enforcement agency post-Brexit, says a police chief.
Officers from as far afield as Gwent in Wales, Devon and Cornwall and Yorkshire have all been moved to the county to deal with the contingency plans brought in to deal with the change in rules when travelling to EU countries.
Welsh police officers being drafted to Kent to deal with potential travel issues caused by Brexit 21/02/2021
All four Welsh police forces are sending officers to the county as part of a mutual aid scheme.
Brexit contingency planning sees police officers from 33 forces across England and Wales called on to help out in Kent 15/02/2021
Police officers from 33 forces have been deployed to help Kent Police manage Brexit contingency plans, it has emerged.
‘Something we have depended on’ – Losing access to EU crime database is biggest challenge facing police 10/02/2021
Sir Julian King told MPs that “data adequacy” for police was the “most significant, outstanding, unresolved issue” which had come out of the UK’s security agreement with the EU.
Sir Julian King, ex-European commissioner for the security union, spoke to the Commons Home Affairs Committee.
A week after he addressed the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, Assistant Chief Constable Mark McEwan has said there has been an increase in community tension over the NI protocol.
End of lockdown could see unionist protests, police officer says.
Police are monitoring "stress" and "growing discontent" within unionist communities over the Irish Sea border.
Does the Brexit deal keep us safe? 05/01/2021
As the UK’s last European commissioner, I know how welcome it is that a deal was struck—and how much remains to be done
Sir Ian Blair rejects Priti Patel’s claim nation will made safer through ‘tougher’ post-Brexit powers.
Police to lose access to database used more than 600 million times a year on 1 January.
Sharing of crime-fighting data ‘slower and clunky’ under Brexit deal, former national security adviser warns 26/12/2020
Even limited agreement reached will be ripped up if UK pulls out of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Preparations being made at ‘every port and access point from Europe’, senior officer say.
‘There are certainly instruments that we may not have access to’, Foreign Secretary says - after police chiefs warned of ‘major impact on counter-terrorism’
"Serious & troubling letters from @PoliceChiefs & @NCA_UK to @CommonsHomeAffs on preparations for 1 Jan" - Yvette Cooper 17/11/2020
'Serious & troubling letters from @PoliceChiefs& @NCA_UK to @CommonsHomeAffs on preparations for 1 Jan, outlining the security downgrade if no negotiated agreement, inc impact on public protection, serious crime & counter terror.'
A north Wales police chief claims he has been gagged from warning people about a possible threat to security and law and order caused by Brexit.