Brexit won’t damage the UK’s national security — but a no-deal would be disastrous

Sir Mark Lyall Grant addresses members of the U.N. Security Council during a meeting about Ukraine situation, at the U.N. headquarters in New YorkReuters / Eduardo Munoz

Writing for Business Insider, the UK’s former national security adviser Sir Mark Lyall Grant says Brexit needn’t damage national security — but leaving without a deal would be disastrous and must be avoided.

Despite some recent alarmist reporting, there is no reason why Brexit should damage UK national security. As National Security Adviser, I oversaw the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review, which identified four major strategic threats to the UK: State-based threats, especially from Russia; terrorism and extremism; cyber threats and the erosion of the rules-based international order.

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