A Brussels debate by an EU Think Tank suggesting plans for a European army will be easier without the UK leaves no doubt about the direction of the bloc, says West Midlands Brexiteer MEP James Carver.
The Kangaroo Group’s space, security and defence working group is inviting MEPs to the event entitled European Army, Better Chances Without UK? next Tuesday (February 19), with speaker Michael Gahler, MEP, an influential member of the Parliament’s defence committee.
independent Euro MP Mr Carver said: “How long can people continue to ignore the EU’s desire and intention to create a European Army?
“In all the debate about Brexit whether that’s sovereignty over our own law making, control of borders, the Irish border debacle, or trade agreements, this fundamental question is frequently lost.
“For me, the over-riding issue has always been – do we want to be part of a European Super State in which every aspect of national life from taxation to defence is controlled from the other side of the English Channel?
“This has been the elephant in the room for successive governments and it’s an issue that continues to tear at the heart of our two main parties.
“It’s a debate no government has been brave enough to have with the British people - even Cameron’s referendum failed to properly address it at a national level.
“There will be some Remainers who believe in the plan, but being an MEP for the last five years has given opportunities for me to talk and debate the issue with many people from all walks of life and all political persuasions, and I am certain that this is not the path many Remainers wish to take.”