‘Lure for for­eign crim­i­nals’ warn­ing in no-deal spec­tre

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - EX­CLU­SIVE BY NIGEL NEL­SON Po­lit­i­cal Ed­i­tor

BRI­TAIN will be­come a mag­net for for­eign gang­sters if it crashes out of the EU with no deal.

Crooks know that the Euro­pean Ar­rest War­rant would no longer ap­ply with­out a Brexit agree­ment, mak­ing ex­tra­di­tion much harder.

The warn­ing comes from the House of Com­mons Li­brary in a 212-page re­port to MPs in ad­vance of Tues­day’s big vote.

It quotes Metropoli­tan Po­lice Deputy As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Richard Martin as say­ing: “Crim­i­nal groups may al­ready be think­ing that if cer­tain pow­ers do not ex­ist there are op­por­tu­ni­ties for them to op­er­ate here.”

The re­port also warns that British doc­tors may be un­able to work in Europe and that there could be grid­lock in the south­east be­cause of cus­toms de­lays.

On the plus side the UK would be­come an “in­de­pen­dent coastal state”, giv­ing fish­er­men the run of catches for 200 miles.

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