After the ‘skinny’ deal hit to escape catastrophe, the defense, data and services sector is still in limbo
On Saturday, Downing Street’s leading Brexit negotiator, Lord Frost, could not conceal his joy as he praised the EU-Brussels Brexit deal as ‘one of the largest and most comprehensive agreements ever.’
It will contribute to the United Kingdom, he said, “being able to make its own laws again,”
“There is no longer a role for the European Court of Justice, there is no direct impact of EU law, there is no alignment of any kind, and we are out of the single market and out of the customs union, just as the manifesto says,” For us, this should be the start of a moment of national regeneration.
As a nation, we have all the options in our hands and it’s up to us now to determine how we use them and how we will proceed in the future.
Frost correctly stressed the value of some sort of agreement being reached.
By preventing a no-deal, both sides have guaranteed that, as might otherwise have been the case, trade between the UK and the EU would not routinely be subject to tariffs or quotas. The resulting higher costs have been avoided for companies and customers on both sides, but Brexit itself will lead to further red tape, filling out paperwork and inspections of exchanged products, and hence delays.
But no one should be persuaded that this is the end of the EU-UK tussle.
It does not reflect finality.
As Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said on Christmas Eve, it was a “tenuous deal” that leaves much unfinished, struck by putting much on the back burner to prevent disaster.
Brexit was sought by the UK under the government of Boris Johnson – as he always believed – to regain control of our rules, borders and wealth.
But his government still wants to take advantage of European initiatives, including those affecting our defense, our financial services sector and our data, even after leaving, and to benefit from the benefits of the European single market wherever it can. Johnson wants British professionals in other EU countries to be able to work, but this agreement has done little for them. These claims are yet to come; there will be continued arguments. About Toby Helm
Priti Patel wasted little time saying the deal would make Britain safer. Mark Townsend Her evaluation left most security analysts questioning what they didn’t hear from the home secretary. Few have argued that, at least in the short term, the agreement would make Britain less stable.
Not only have vital lines of cooperation been severed, but some of their most useful instruments have been lost to the British police.
The Schengen Information System (SIS), a huge database that offers real-time warnings in order to track terrorists and serious criminals, is the other one. British police access the SIS more than 1.65 million times on an average day.
With no clear signs of a replacement system, there is a need for immediate talks to agree on a system that will fill this enormous intelligence gap.
The loss of a seat at the EU Police Agency Europol, where the United Kingdom has had a large presence, also poses possible difficulties for cross-border criminal and terrorist investigations to move rapidly. New agreements with each EU member state may be needed to restore previous ties, promising long negotiations in turn. The role of Eurojust, the body responsible for judicial cooperation in criminal matters between Member States, would also need to be replaced by further talks.
The U.K. says Downing Street. In security and police matters, it has gotten more than it bargained for – and it is true that there are several significant wins, including a fast-track extradition scheme to replace the European Arrest Warrant and the continued exchange of DNA and fingerprint information.
It is also valid, however, that much remains to be negotiated – and won.
The U.K. In the meantime, It has undermined the law enforcement apparatus.
Sharing of Data
Jamie DowardEnsuring a seamless flow of EU-U.K. data The future stability of both countries is crucial.
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