The UK was afraid of terrorism after the Brexit. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab admitted that leaving the European Union has jeopardized the ability of intelligence agencies to track terrorists and heads of the underworld. His words are quoted by The Independent.
Raab said London could lose access to the sharing of passenger information on transport networks and registered vehicles, as well as a fingerprint and DNA database. All because of the termination of free movement with the EU countries, the minister believes. The relevant security arrangements will remain in place until the end of 2020 until the transition period has expired. Access to some security instruments may be extended if the country adopts a free movement regime with the EU, Raab said. The UK officially ceased to be a member of the European Union on 31 January (02:00 on 1 February Moscow time ). Brexit – the UK’s withdrawal from the community – took place in accordance with documents signed earlier by both sides. There will be a transition period from February 1 until the end of 2020.
Negotiations on the UK’s exit from the EU began in the summer of 2017. This was preceded by a referendum in 2016, in which the victory with a result of 51.9 percent was won by opponents of European integration.