Both the EU and the UK have much to gain from a deep and comprehensive security and defence partnership after Brexit. To achieve this, both sides will need to be more flexible in the negotiations. Excessive rigidity on the EU’s part risks a boomerang effect, forcing member states who want to cooperate with the UK to do so outside the EU framework.
EU perspective. Facing challenges together
in Olivia Bailey (ed.), Beyond Brexit. The left’s agenda for the UK and EU, London, Fabian Society, 2018, p. 21-26