Reporting on post-Brexit security risks comes with a price

Almost three years after the EU referendum, reporting the impact of Brexit on Britain’s security is still being dismissed as ‘project fear’

Lizzie Dearden
Wednesday 13 February 2019 02:02

“Fire them all and let us have guns.” That was one of my Twitter followers’ responses to warnings that Brexit could see police officers restricted by red tape and make the UK a safer place for criminals.

Several others accused me of propagating “project fear”, with one adding: “No one believes a word of it anyway.”

It was an unexpected response to an article quoting the national police chief lead on Brexit’s preparations for the event.

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