The Labor Party plans to enter into a “security pact” with Brussels. In this context, both Nigel Farage and Tory Brexit MPs are warning against footage showing the EU’s first official military exercises in Cadiz, Spain. Loud “Daily ExpressThis was the first time that Member States were officially invited to take part in such an exercise on EU stationery.
Not officially an “EU army”
Despite the formal nature of the exercise, it has not yet been officially designated as an “EU Army,” according to the Daily Express. However, it represents the biggest step yet towards an official EU military force. This has raised new concerns about Labour’s plan. David Lammy, Labour’s shadow foreign secretary, confirmed the plan during a party conference in Liverpool. The plan would further integrate the UK into the EU’s military structures.
Next step towards the EU army
Following this revelation, there are fears that the Labor Party intends to integrate Britain into an EU army, according to the Daily Express. The country already has alliances through NATO and the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) to facilitate the deployment of the British military in Europe. Nigel Farage commented to the Daily Express that what was seen in the footage was the next step towards an EU army and that developments in this direction were accelerating.