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Interview: David Anderson—post-Brexit we could end up with less security than we need

But the UK has three advantages when it comes to preventing terror, says the outgoing Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

By Sam Macrory  

David Anderson QC ©PA/PA Wire/PA Images

When a reshuffled minister hands in their departmental pass, or a retired civil servant’s email address is switched off, they abruptly become an outsider looking in. David Anderson, the outgoing Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, will soon be in a similar position when his access to state secrets on the terror threat facing the UK ends. On Monday, it was announced that Max Hill QC will be his successor. “When I read a story and the realisation dawns that I cannot ask…

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