independent professional staff association for UK forces personnel

We've been asked about claims that the UK Government intends, regardless of the BREXIT referendum vote, to integrate this country's armed forces with those of other EU nations under the banner of so-called 'Permanent Structured Cooperation' (PESCO). A petition about this has gained an impressive number of signatures, claiming that "Government Ministers are seeking to appease the EU with agreements to combine all UK Defence Forces into one EU Defence Force ... If this goes ahead, It will mean that foreign (EU - German?) armies will be given [the] right to be deployed on our streets to control any civil unrest - eg: opposition to the EU." [Our bold]

Read more: EU 'Permanent Structured Cooperation' (PESCO)?

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