In the House of commons today, 8 Oct 2019, Michael Gove announced the ‘Disconection of SISII’ as part of Brexit. This is the system which continually shares information on criminals and their activities in and between EU states. Of course this includes the UK and Ireland. See official Government statement. And then read the consequences below.
Gove’s speech exactly as delivered. Transcript
Last year 1412 suspects were arrested in the UK using the European arrest warrant, which will no longer be available to the Police.
From the Independent:
The UK would be forced to aim for “maximising our use of Interpol” and to use “bilateral channels and other multilateral mechanisms outside EU structures”.
Or, in other words, what we had to rely on before the UK joined the EU system.
Example of Anglo-Dutch cooperation required to beat organised crime from ITV news today 8 October 2019.