Are we more at risk of a terror attack if we leave the EU?

Being in the EU keeps your family safer from a terror attack. We are better equipped at dealing with the threat of terrorism due to European co-operation that we would lose out on if we left. The British Head of Europol, Rob Wainwright, has made clear that maintaining access to unigue information sharing and other arrangements inside the EU is critical to keeping us safe from terrorism.
Inside the EU, we benefit from the European Arrest Warrant which has allowed us to deport over 7,000 suspected criminals to Europe. Also, over 1,000 suspected criminals who fled to Europe have been arrested under the European Arrest Warrant and returned to Britain to face justice. One of them was Hussein Osman, a terrorist involved in the London 21/7/05 attempted bomb attack, who was caught in Italy and brought back to Britain on a European Arrest Warrant to be tried. He was sentenced to 40 years' imprisonment.

Last updated: Feb 18, 2016