Lords to debate report on potential UK-EU security treaty
The House of Lords will tomorrow debate the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee's report on Brexit: the proposed UK-EU security treaty.
The debate is expected to begin at around 5:00pm.
The report emphasised that the UK and the EU share a deep interest in maintaining the closest possible police and security cooperation after Brexit and that protecting the safety of millions of UK and EU citizens must be the over-riding objective. The report further stressed that negotiations on security are not a ‘zero sum game': the UK and the EU both stand to gain from agreement, and to lose if negotiations fail.
The Committee recommended that, if a comprehensive treaty could not be agreed, a series of ad hoc security arrangements could help to ensure the level of cooperation needed in the future UK-EU security relationship.
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