Brexit news latest – No Deal in trade talks would make Britain ‘less safe’ says terror chief

A NO Deal in EU-UK trade talks would make Britain “less safe” a terror chief has said.

The UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer, Neil Basu, said a failure to ratify fresh terms would have security implications.

He told Channel 4 News yesterday: “We’ve always been very clear in policing that to have no negotiated outcome at all in this and to lose the security tools that the EU brings would make this country less safe.

“We’ve been very clear with Government about that, the Government has listened, and I know the Government is doing what they can to negotiate that deal.”

Negotiators are currently locked in intensive discussions in Brussels as they look to secure a post-Brexit trading arrangement before the transition period ends on December 31.

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