Responding to Priti Patel's claim that the Conservatives are "the Party of Law and Order", Liberal
Liberal Democrat candidate Nick Ireland said:
"With all the cuts to community policing in Dorset, this is an ridiculous claim. Brexit would rob our police of the European Arrest Warrant that has brought thousands of criminals to justice, as well as access to EU-wide crime databases that they use more than a million times a day. Brexit would mean more criminals on our streets.
Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary Christine Jardine said:
"The Tories cannot claim to be the party of law and order when their Brexit plans would make us less safe and their manifesto seeks to undermine the rule of law.
"Boris Johnson broke the law when he lied to the Queen and shut down Parliament, and now he wants to weaken our courts so he can break the law with impunity.
"Only the Liberal Democrats can take seats from the Conservatives and stop Boris getting a majority. Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Boris, stop Brexit and keep our country safe from the Tories."