I never rated Starmer when he was supposed to be a politically neutral DPP; perhaps it was clear even then that he was little more than a Labour apparatchik of mediocre talent and little ability who was just marking time before launching his political career. Now safely established as a Labour MP, he's written a piece of scary trash for the Observer warning that leaving the EU will put national security and the fight against terrorism at risk. He doesn't of course explain quite how this would happen.
What utter piddle. What self-serving mendacious twaddle. What bilge. What disingenuous crooked piffle. And he can't explain how it it will happen because there are no explanations.
The EU's institutions have shown themselves on every occasion and at every opportunity to be ineffective, incapable and grossly inferior to both national agencies and established international police, security and intelligence sharing and co-operative bodies. Withdrawing membership from such leaky, insecure, dead-wood, obstructive and sclerotic EU bodies will actually have the effect of enhancing overall efficiency in the fight against international terrorism. NATO, Interpol, International intelligence sharing (with the US, Australia and Commonwealth nations) will all still be there. What will be missing are the spurious play-bodies set up by the EU with the sole purpose of accreting power. And we're better off without them.
Starmer has irrevocably blown whatever little cred he earned as a placeman DPP.