The government will not be seeking to stay part of the European Arrest Warrant in its trade deal with the European Union. Instead, the government is hoping to negotiate “fast-track extradition arrangements” that it says will provide “greater safeguards”.

Yesterday “European Arrest Warrant” was trending on Twitter as remainers delighted in a new reason to lambast the government and bemoan Brexit. The Liberal Democrats said the decision was “robbing our police of a vital crime-fighting tool” and Labour echoed the sentiment.