EXCLUSIVE: Government Admits It Will “Take Part In EU Operations”
Some time ago, a petition was launched on the Parliament website to ‘Ensure the UK leaves all EU defence rules, policies and structures on 29/03/19.’ It currently stands at 14,072 signatures which entitled it to a response from the government.
Of course, most of it is the usual verbiage and waffle, however, buried within it is the revelation that as part of the UK’s “unconditional ” commitment to European security, the UK government is willing to take part in joint operations with an EU military force:
“As part of this cooperation, where it is in the mutual interest, the UK would be ready to participate in EU missions and operations. However, we would require a level of involvement in the development and planning of such missions and operations, commensurate with the scale of deployment and the operational risk attached.”
Ben Walker, a former UKIP leadership candidate, said: