David Cameron should take back control of more than 100 laws on crime and policing from the European Union, according to a letter signed by half of his backbench MPs.
In a letter to The Telegraph, 102 Tory MPs urge the Prime Minister to "opt out" of 130 EU laws over the next two years. They warn that if he fails to do so, the transfer of powers to Europe will become irreversible.
The powers include the European Arrest Warrant, under which 200 British nationals have been surrendered to Continental prosecutors, and a requirement for DNA and fingerprints to be shared with European police forces. The letter has been signed by two former cabinet ministers, more than half the influential backbench 1922 Committee and several committee chairmen.