No-deal on extradition will significantly diminish security capability for the UK

Given the debate around Brexit over the last few months people would be forgiven for thinking that the UK’s relationship with the EU started and ended with trade. Confident insistence that if the UK were to drop out without a deal, we could simply operate under WTO rules ignores a huge swathe of UK policy unrelated to trade which is governed by EU law or relies on the infrastructure of EU cooperation.

A key area which has received only minimal attention is that of security cooperation. The EU…