Magazine
Latest Issue

Brexit poses severe challenges for UK security—why the government complacency?

The UK’s defence and intelligence agencies will be forced to make difficult decisions and perhaps accept significant costs as the Brexit process goes on

British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis (L) and Michel Barnier (R), the EU Chief Negotiator of the Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50, dubbed the 'Brexit' give a press conference at the end of a meeting at EU Commission in Brussels, Belgium on 19.06.2017 by Wiktor Dabkowski | usage worldwide. Photo: Wiktor Dabkowski/DPA/PA Images

“The government now recognises that the European Union is an important defence and security player, and that is certainly not something that we heard from the leavers, including some current ministers, during the campaign.”

The government has made much of Britain’s contribution to EU security in recent policy papers. The argument has been that Europe depends on Britain’s security capabilities, and that the UK could manage on its own…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect