Won’t this Brexit ‘benefit'(?) seriously hinder crime detection in the UK?

Information deficit: if the police officers standing behind Brexiteer Boris Johnson at this speech knew how badly he’d harmed their ability to detect crime, would they have arrested him for perverting the course of justice?

Is this yet another ‘unintended’ consequence of Brexit that’s going to seriously harm the people of the UK?


Frontline police and border force officers will remain locked out of information on a key EU database of terror suspects, criminals and immigration offenders for at least another four years, the Home Office has quietly admitted.

UK police and security services conducted more than 600m real time checks on the Schengen Information System II [SIS II] in 2019, but the following year lost access to its instant information on policing, national security, or immigration alerts because of Brexit. A civil servant said they hoped to get access to a planned new EU international law enforcement alert platform “within two or three years, according to a 2021 House of Lords report”.

But it has now emerged that Matthew Rycroft, the department’s permanent secretary, has said that gaining access to EU datasets is at “a very early stage” and is not expected to be completed before 2027/2028.

Source: UK police and Border Force to remain locked out of EU database of criminals | Home Office | The Guardian

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  1. Hecuba March 4, 2023 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Little England’ police and security forces will be okay because their sole focus will be on maintaining ‘fictitious sovereignty and ensuring EU laws don’t apply!’

    Another benefit of stupid little england leaving the EU – UK police and security forces no longer have access to EU database of terror suspects, criminals and immigration offenders.

  2. flttymartyn March 5, 2023 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Brexit is a total failure, and this criminally incompetent, tory criminal Cartel are to blame, they must be removed from office, and held to account for all the damage they have done to Britain, and Britain’s prestige on the world stage!

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