June European Council

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:54 pm on 2nd July 2018.

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Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Chair, Home Affairs Committee 4:54 pm, 2nd July 2018

This weekend, the Prime Minister criticised the Commission’s approach to security, and I think the Commission is being too rigid, but I have to say to her that her red lines—that she just reaffirmed—on the European Court of Justice and on the charter of fundamental rights are also causing huge problems in getting a security deal. Frankly, from the outside, it look as though no one is listening to the police. Will she now accept that we are running out of time, and will she confirm that she will not stick with those red lines if they get in the way of a security partnership?