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Munich speech shows staying in the EU is best for Britain's security

February 17, 2018 6:00 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

The union flag flying next to the EU flag.

Everything Theresa May said in this speech illustrated that being in the EU is the best way of securing our security objectives.

This was an opportunity for her to show some pragmatism.

She could have shown willingness to compromise on the European Court of Justice so as to break the logjam on the European Arrest Warrant and to make sure we have access to Europol's information.

The problem she has is that to decide is to divide - Conservative Brexiteers inside and outside her Cabinet will be up in arms over any pragmatic concession.

This government have shown nothing but weakness, disunity and ambivalence in their approach to Brexit.

To continue on this path will jeopardise our future security and increase risks to the people of Britain.

We have a strong history of working closely with our friends and allies for our common security. It would be foolish to distance ourselves from that legacy.