EU referendum: Plans for EU army ‘kept secret’ from British public until after Brexit vote

A British Royal Scots Dragon Guards, Challenger II, main battle tank climbs an obstacle during a training exercise Nov. 17, 2008, in Basra, Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Gustavo Olgiati/Released)

It was my understanding that Britain fought a war to keep from being dominated by the Germans.

(From The International Business Times)

However, former defence secretary Liam Fox claimed a ‘leave’ vote would be the UK’s “last chance to be dragged” into a permanent EU army. The report comes after a number of former British generals threw their support behind a Brexit, amid claims from remain campaigners that staying inside the EU would make the UK safer.

General Sir Michael Rose, a former SAS commander, said: “Sovereignty and defence are indivisible. European law, in my view, has already seriously undermined the UK’s combat effectiveness as a result of the intrusion of European law into national law. And today, our servicemen and women are in danger of becoming no more than civilians in uniform.”

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