Brexiteers vindicated again, as “Clueless Clegg’s” reputation crashes further
EU admits its new €10.5 billion slush fund will be used to buy weapons
EU Military Staff Coat of Arms | Most EU Commissioners on visit to Africa © EU Commission
“We are fighting a war…” “Strength requires arms…” “You have to have war equipment”
On Friday the EU’s Vice-President and High Representative, Josep Borrell, made a series of revealing statements about the EU’s military intentions. These included the use of a new €10.5 billion, ‘off-budget’ slush fund to buy and provide weapons.
At the end of last week EU High Representative Borrell – in reality the de facto Foreign and Defence Secretary of the EU - was in Ethiopia as part of an African tour by most of the EU Commission. Part of his tour took in a visit to the Fontanina Shoe Factory of the Ethio-Leather Industry Plc (ELICO). He was viewing a project funded by money from EU taxpayers, including to a large degree taxpayers from the UK.
Brexit Facts4EU.Org Summary
In response to reporters’ questions the head of the EU’s External Action Service said:
“Let us be less angelical and put a foot on the ground.
We are fighting a war, and when you face a war, you need to do war.”
“And security requires strength and strength requires arms.”
Asked about the EU’s proposed new slush fund which they call “the Peace Fund”, Snr Borrell replied:
“The Peace Fund will be able to provide equipment….”
“… When you go to fight, you have to have war equipment.”
Clueless Clegg, the “dangerous fantasist”
In 2014 Nigel Farage accepted a challenge from the then leader of the LibDems, now a very highly-paid Vice-President for a multinational corporation, Facebook. The two debated on BBC television and this debate included the now infamous exchange on the EU’s military ambitions.
Over and over, Mr Clegg referred to Mr Farage’s claims as being a “dangerous fantasy”. Here is that exchange.
At the time of writing, Mr Clegg has yet to issue an apology to the British people (and to Mr Farage).
Here is just one small example amongst many examples of the EU’s determination to become a military power. This comes from the new EU Foreign and Defence Secretary, Josep Borrell, THIS YEAR:-
“We have to work together in order to reinforce cooperation between the Member States of the European Union and to build a genuine European Defence Union”
- Josep Borrell, EU Vice-President and de facto EU Foreign and Defence Secretary, Brussels, 09 Dec 2019
For years we have been battling the lies about the EU’s military intentions. Brexit Facts4EU.Org has researched and published more on this subject than any Brexit organisation, including the one dedicated to the subject of defence. A great many of these articles are in our Brexit Index – the largest index of Brexit facts on all topics, in the World.
Only four months ago, a few weeks before the General Election, we published the most widely-circulated one-pager on defence out there. Several other Brexit organisations backed this one-pager, but sadly the main veterans organisation was unable to do so because we used the term “EU army”. They could not accept this.
We have always tried to use the language of ordinary people, and frankly the EU ARE in the process of building an EU army, navy, and defence force to replace NATO. As with almost everything else they do, they have been doing so gradually and in many cases stealthily. This does not make the motivation and desired end result any the less certain. Back in 2017, we interviewed Maj-Gen Julian Thompson, British land commander on the Falkland Islands for the amphibious assault. He agreed 100% with our view.
The supreme irony of course is that EU countries have never been able to fund NATO properly, but the EU apparently now thinks they can fund an EU defence force to replace NATO.
Trying to be nice to them, we can only say “good luck with that”.
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