Countdown to the Referendum: The Impact of Brexit on UK Security by Mark Summers QC and Angeline Welsh


‘Countdown to the Referendum’ is a series of free downloadable articles by Matrix that will explore a number of legal topics surrounding the UK referendum on 23 June 2016. In this series articles have covered a number of topics which are all available here. Authors include Nick Armstrong, Claire Darwin,Sir Paul Jenkins QC (Hon), Gavin Millar QC, Aidan O’Neill QC, Nick Randall QC, Mark Summers QC,Rhodri Thompson QC, Professor Takis Tridimas and Angeline Welsh.

This week, Mark Summers QC and Angeline Welsh discuss what a British exit from the EU would mean for the internal and external security of the UK. Their analysis considers the effectiveness of EU defence policy and intelligence-sharing arrangements, and highlights the problems for continued police and criminal co-operation that would flow from leaving the EU.

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