EU Army set to be agreed to today
THE EU will today ratify the creation of a continent wide super army that will be up and running next year – and blame BREXIT for its creation.
Brussels politicians convened in the French city of Strasbourg to thrash out the plans that will cost taxpayers’ £420m-a-year.
They will vote on the issue to establish an “EU-wide system for the coordination of rapid movement of defence forces personnel” across Europe later today.
If agreed Britain will not only be forced to foot the bill because it is timetabled for before the triggering of Article 50, but it will also be legally drawn into it.
And bizarrely the EU claims it needs to make a position of European Defence Minister and roll out a massive army because of BREXIT.
It states: “At a time when public support for the EU is being called into question in some Member States, defence and security is an area where the individual and collective benefits of more Europe can be easily demonstrated, especially regarding the likely challenges to EU’s standing as a strategic actor following Brexit.”
The report demands the EU bankroll the initiative with an immediate £76million for ‘preparatory action on EU defence research’ starting in 2017.
Politicians in each of the 28 member state will also be forced to hand over their own defence plans and capabilities to the EU as it probes capability.
Speaking last night in Strasborg, MEP Urmas Paet said the army must become a reality “without further delays”.
The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group member said: “The state of European security has grown increasingly fragile. The EU, in order to defend itself and increase security, must do more.”
He warned many member states were decreasing the sizes of their own armies due to cuts, while the EU as a whole remained overly-reliant on NATO and “US solidarity”.
Mr Paet said: “Tomorrow the EU is voting on report. My own recommendations to spend two per cent of each member state’s GDP on defence.”
The plans have been in the pipeline for a number of years but have repeatedly been denied by the UK government.
UKIP defence spokesman Mike Hookem, a former soldier said the super army could be potentially mobilised outside of Europe too.
And he said the proposal could pose serious consequences for the EU.
He also warned the EU Defence Union would have its own trade union meaning soldiers could go on strike and hold governments and the EU to ransom.
in response to brexit..please..you want fake news?..heres a bucketful of it..
“Tomorrow the EU is voting on report. My own recommendations to spend two per cent of each member state’s GDP on defence.”
the slaves will pay as always..
“the EU claims it needs to make a position of European Defence Minister and roll out a massive army because of BREXIT.”
but it goes deeper..
“Politicians in each of the 28 member state will also be forced to hand over their own defence plans and capabilities to the EU as it probes capability.”
i see..i see..