Brexit 'will help criminals enter UK'

Kieran Andrews, Scottish Political Editor

Joanna Cherry, QC, fears that Brexit jeopardises close security arrangements with EU statesJANE BARLOW/PA

Terrorists and criminals will be able to breach Britain’s borders undetected when Brexit causes the UK to lose access to a security system it helped set up, according to EU officials. Security forces will no longer be able to draw upon a database of seven different systems that check for passport irregularities. This includes Europol information and the Schengen information system[1].

The model was driven by Sir Julian King[2] during his time as Britain’s European commissioner. Officials believe it would have stopped Anis Amri, a Tunisian failed asylum seeker who killed 12 people when he drove a truck into Berlin’s Christmas market in 2016. The scheme is being rolled out but Britain will be excluded from having access to all the information because it is…

Want to read more?

Register with a few details to continue reading this article

Previous article

Alex Salmond returns to court over sexual assault allegations

Previous article[3]Next article

Scientists go nuclear on whisky scammers

Next article[4]


  1. ^ Schengen information system (
  2. ^ Sir Julian King (
  3. ^ Previous article (
  4. ^ Next article (

You may also like...