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And hey PESCO: there is an EU army and we are paying for it

By April 22, 2019February 18th, 2021No Comments

THE BASIC FACTS ABOUT THE ‘EU ARMY’

From EU and NATO official sources

21 April 2019

Mrs May’s Government has been binding us into all of this, without the knowledge of most MPs.

Here we present a Brexit Facts4EU.Org Summary

Defence and Mrs May’s ‘Brexit’

EU defence budgets are rocketing – more than a 50-fold increase in budget starting January 2021

EU is accelerating its development of an ‘EU Army’ to replace NATO in Europe

UK Government has quietly been signing us up to EU defence structures since the Referendum

The UK will continue paying billions of pounds, and Parliament hasn’t been properly informed

MPs HAVE NOT BEEN INFORMED – Here is just one example:-

On 22 June 2017, the Prime Minister attended the European Council at which defence was the top item on the agenda.

European Council decisions

SECURITY & DEFENCE was the first section.

Mrs May approved the ‘European Defence Fund’, the ‘European Defence Industrial Development Programme’, the funding of EU Battlegroups, and the setting up of permanent structured defence within the EU.

Mrs May’s Commons Statement

DEFENCE NOT MENTIONED ONCE

Mrs May failed to mention DEFENCE to MPs at all. It was as if it hadn’t even been discussed, when in
fact it was the number one item at the Summit.

WHAT THE EU ARE SAYING, DOING, AND SPENDING

The huge increase in EU defence spending to €31 billion includes a €10.5bn off-the-books fund controlled by the unelected de facto EU Defence Secretary, Ms Mogherini.

“It took us a few weeks. And we decided it together, still at 28, and we did it.”

“Over this past year our common [EU] defence has advanced more than in the previous
60 years.”

Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security
Policy, June 2017

“The first missions under EU flag were launched already [sic] back in 2003. Since then,
34 EU missions have operated on three continents.”

EU’s ‘European External Action Service’, 24 August 2018

The UK defence industry wants us to stay in all EU military structures. So do the MoD
mandarins. And so does Mrs May, under whom our national defence is at serious risk.

This is now an urgent issue for all MPs.

https://facts4eu.org/static/media/brexit_facts4eu_defence_summary_part_one_1.06.pdf