Border Force warns no deal Brexit will mean 'degradation of security'

Mail Online | 1/23/2019 | George Martin For Mailonline
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Border Force has warned of a possible 'degradation of security' if Britain fails to secure a divorce settlement with the EU.

A leaked presentation suggested Britons could have to put up with bigger queues for the Eurostar and scores more migrants attempting to cross the channel in a 'no deal' scenario.

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There is also likely to be a 'loss of data' and an 'additional clandestine threat, according to the report, which would come as a result of more distant security links with the continent.

Under Border Force's no deal plans, UK citizens would no longer be able to use 'e-gates' when travelling to Europe - even though EU citizens would be allowed to use them when arriving in Britain.

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The presentation, obtained by Sky News, is titled 'EU Exit assumptions - NO DEAL', and marked 'Official - Sensitive'.

A government spokesperson told the network: 'We do not comment on leaked documents.

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'We have set our no-deal planning assumptions...
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