30 March 2017

Our National Security Cannot Be Used As A Brexit Bargaining Chip

Yvette Cooper Dan Kitwood via Getty Images

My message to the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary is this: don't play games on national security. It's far too serious for that. Keep the security cooperation debate and deal separate. Make clear you won't ever use life saving security information as a bargaining chip, you won't ever withhold security cooperation for the sake of a trade deal and you won't ever undermine our national security in the way the Government suggested on Wednesday. And be clear on this; getting no deal on security would be disastrous for all of us, and the Prime Minister should not even threaten to walk away from the table without a security deal.

WAUGH ZONE:
Five Things You Need To Know From Westminster Today

David Davis Question Time

Furious Backlash As Sun Champions May's Brexit Security 'Threat'

The Sun
The Sun

Helicopter With Five People On Board Disappears Over North Wales

The Open Championship
Mike Ehrmann via Getty Images

Your Takeaway Coffee Could Be About To Cost More, But For A Very Good Reason

Sparse Retro Styled Women Females Latte Go Single Word Single Object Mocha Disposable Blank Take Out Food Espresso Cappuccino Color Image Young
guruXOOX via Getty Images

Mum Missing With Two Children Now Sought In Abduction Probe

Missing Mum
Police

Pay Rise For 2.3 Million As Minimum Wage Rates Go Up 'Will Pressurise Employers'

Industry Wage
PA Wire/PA Images

5 Things You Need To Know Now Brexit Has Really Started

Theresa May
PA Wire/PA Images

May Slammed For Linking EU Security To Brexit Deal

Athena Image
Handout . / Reuters

Thousands Gather On Westminster Bridge One Week After Attack

Police Westminster
PA Wire/PA Images

Theresa May: EU Response To Article 50 Is Just What I Expected

Beige Coat Documents Files Over Coat Pm Step Out T
Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Kay Burley Tells Douglas Carswell He 'Looks Scared' Of A By-Election

Carswell
Sky News

Donald Tusk Tells UK 'We Already Miss You' After PM Triggers Brexit

Donald Tusk
Yves Herman / Reuters

Westminster Attack Victim Was 'Our Guardian Angel', Say Family

Athena Image

EU Nationals Get Clearer Picture Of Future

Article 50 Letter
Downing Street

Family Of Woman Filmed Falling From Westminster Bridge Speak Out

Andreea Cristea And Andrei Burnaz
Police handout

Corbyn Demolishes Tory Division Over Brexit 'Cake-Eating' Policy

Athena Image
DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty

Farage Looks Exceptionally Smug As He Celebrates Article 50

Nigel Farage

6 Huge Brexit Deals PM Now Has Just 2 Years To Make After Article 50

Athena Image

Pound Rises As Article 50 Is Triggered, But For How Long?

Bloomberg Gbp To Eur
Bloomberg

EU Chief Donald Tusk Tells UK 'We Already Miss You'

Horizontal
EMMANUEL DUNAND via Getty Images

Bercow's Awkward Sex Gag About MP's 'Brexit Baby' Left PM Speechless

Athena Image

Leave Voters' Vision For Post-Brexit Britain Is Literally 1965

Englandblack Whiteformat Landscapemaleback Viewbrand Namevehiclelorrynatural Worldroles Occupationseuropees X 1235 Detailes Gmetwintsnow
Sydney O'Meara via Getty Images

Here's What Theresa May's Article 50 Letter Actually (Maybe) Said

Wparota Politics Brexit
PA Wire/PA Images

Man Subjected To ‘Disgraceful’ Sexual Assault On Victoria Line

Stock Gv General View London Capital City Uk Unite
EMPICS Entertainment

Corbyn Suffers Fresh Poll Disaster - And Ex-Labour Voters Are Behind It

Politics
Jack Taylor via Getty Images
Advertise On The Huffington Post

FOLLOW HUFFPOST

    1. HuffPost
    1. HuffPost
    1. HuffPost
    2. View all RSS feeds

Victoria Beckham Is Doing 'Carpool Karaoke' And We Have So Many Questions

Victoria Beckham
Instagram/Victoria Beckham

New Glastonbury Poster Teases Full Line-Up, And There Are A Couple Of Surprises

Glastonbury
Stanley Donwood

Body-Positive Model Reveals How Weight Gain And Happiness Came Hand-In-Hand

Liza Goldenbhojwani
lizagoldenreal / Instagram

'Powerful' Faith Dingle Mastectomy Scene Lauded By 'Emmerdale' Viewers

Emmerdale
ITV

Phlegm: The Nudity-Filled Lifestyle Brand Sticking Two Fingers Up To Perfection (NSFW)

Perfectionism
Phlegm

Meet The Women Who Want You To Have Better Orgasms

Hormone Orgasm Teenage Girls Women Females Gripping Abstract Valentines Day Holiday Adult Sleeping Touching Dependency Caucasian Ethnicity Awe
volkovslava via Getty Images

The Government Is Issuing New Guidelines On How Much Sugar To Give Your Kids

Athena Image
Kelly Sillaste via Getty Images

Emmerdale's Adam Thomas 'Quits Adam Barton Role' To Pursue His Dream

Emmerdale
ITV/REX/Shutterstock

Here's Everything There Is To Know About Harry Styles' Solo Material and Career Plans

Showbiz Onedirection
PA Archive/PA Images

George Michael Finally Laid To Rest In Intimate Ceremony For Family And Friends

Death Michael
PA Wire/PA Images

What's New To Stream? 'The Get Down', 'Girlboss' Among Top Titles For April

Girlboss
Netflix

WW2 Veteran Comes Out As Transgender Aged 90, Says She's Found A 'New Lease Of Life'

Caters
Caters

Hollyoaks' Kieron Richardson Left Red-Faced After Appearing To Reveal Key Spoiler On 'This Morning'

Hollyoaks This Morning
ITV