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By Prospect Team   May 2021

The opening spread of Jill Rutter's essay in the April edition

The first responsibility

Jill Rutter’s review of how Brexit is going focuses, understandably, on economics and trade (“How is Brexit for you?” April). But there’s a security dimension too.

At the Munich Security Conference in 2018, Theresa May said “Europe’s security is our security,” and the latter was “best achieved” through co-operation “including with the EU.” Speaking at this year’s conference, Boris Johnson echoed the first part when he linked UK security to “the stability of the Euro-Atlantic area,” but not the second.

True, on so-called internal security, the government reached a better-than-expected deal with the…

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