Turn a blind eye, and every one of the other 30 Articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be breached too.
The impulse of Brexit is to prove Britain’s openness by striking out, but this tilt increases our security dependence on Europe.
No deals with Huawei, no control of our nuclear industry, no more infiltration in our university research programmes. We need a values-led strategy.
Three decades on, the regime’s character has not changed – but its tactics have become more sophisticated.