Since November 2016, we have been sounding the alarm about the vast military agreements the EU has been pushing.
The UK should never have agreed to participate, yet ministers have given active consent for the UK to be a participant and have done so in FIVE separate agreements at the EU Council.
EU Defence Union is vast and complicated. A single page might reference four other prior plans or agreements which must also be read in order that the whole is understood. Financial elements link to structural elements, which in turn link to political decision making and joint purchasing and ownership of military assets. There is even foray into space, satellites, drones and “beyond state-of-the-art” defence technology.
When we present the plans to MPs, defence commentators and the media they are naturally baffled. This is how the EU gets its way.