The home secretary Sajid Javid was left stumbling for words after BBC host Andrew Marr asked him about the security of the country in case of a no-deal Brexit.
Javid, who appeared on the The Andrew Marr Show, sat down to speak, among other things, about crime rates and the future security of the country.
At one part in the interview, Marr chooses to grill Javid specifically about the lack of EU protection in case of a no-deal scenario, asking:
In very simple terms, if we leave without a deal, will things get worse for security and for the security services?
To which Javid responds:
We will still be a very safe country.
But Marr, who isn’t happy with the answer, interrupts the home secretary, asking again.
Stumbling for words, Javid responds by saying:
There are capabilities that I would absolutely want to keep but they require cooperation with the EU and I have to plan on the basis that in a no-deal scenario the EU will no longer allow us access to those capabilities…
There will be mitigants. They’re not perfect. I’d rather we were not in that situation.
Wow! That was painful to watch. Even Brexiteer Sajid Javid can't deny that a No Deal Brexit would endanger the live… https://t.co/CYTDzYBfUG