EU: All Your Base Are Belong To Us

April 1, 2009 at 5:28 pm

This gets so spectacularly on TheEye’s nerves that random physical violence against passing tourists is possible.

A report commissioned by the European Parliament wants bases like Gibraltar, Cyprus and the Falklands operating under EU flags as part of the “European Security and Defence Policy”.

It says: “Member states of the EU would benefit from placing their overseas military installations and maritime power at the crux of ESDP”.

Bases belonging to Britain need to be “Europeanised” as part of an “EU Grand Strategy” so that the EU could “match the growing military might of Asian navies”.

What the *nonswearyblognonswearyblognonswearyblog* dratting thingy (reasonable recovery) does this have to do with those *argh why don’t we make this a sweary blog*‘s in Brussels?

Over to Shadow Defence Secretary Liam Fox who is actually a pretty decent cove and should have had more of a chance in the last Tory leadership election…“This talk of a grand strategy betrays the real intentions of the European Commission.

At a time when Nato is more overstretched than ever before, the idea that we might turn our military bases over to the EU, for projects the British people have never given their assent to, is a twisted fantasy.

St Crispin, who educates servicemen in the art of firing big guns at things, may not be impressed with this idea either…but Dr. Liam Fox doesn’t have the same capability to drop 4.5inch shells from a Type42 destroyer on the heads of our EU enemies as St C does.

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