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    Nine EU states, including UK, sign off on joint military intervention force – POLITICO
    The idea of an independent joint force that does not require diversion of too much of our own military spending might be a good idea as allows better planning.

    Difficult to know the detail as it's just another vague speech but Merkel seems to be proposing something way beyond that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
    The idea of an independent joint force that does not require diversion of too much of our own military spending might be a good idea as allows better planning.

    Difficult to know the detail as it's just another vague speech but Merkel seems to be proposing something way beyond that.
    Well she had better start putting her hand a bit deeper into her pocket then. That along with forking up the spondooleys to pay OUR share of the bills once we leave.
    Bearing in mind the fact that the Germans as a nation are traditionally champing at the bit to get involved in pointless military escapades, they have become increasingly tardy these past few decades. Most out of character.

    Germany′s lack of military readiness ′dramatic,′ says Bundeswehr commissioner | News | DW | 20.02.2018

    Still, I hear the French have their backs, so all is not lost!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    At least the Mail doesn't have to write new copy.

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    An interesting read. It is a pity that none of the current crop of politicians in the UK are able to effectively mobilize the youth, or youth vote, of this country. Corbyn manages to get some of the young to vote, but he is hardly the swashbuckling ambitious winner that Hitler was (at that time).

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    Ironic on the day the EU announces a powerful new army, the UK raises the white flag of surrender and signs a document that basically gives the EU full control of its laws. At least we know the agreement will be adequately enforced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...pean-army.html

    And the Germans are going to have another crack at taking over Europe. God help us.
    the Germans are going for a hat trick !

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    ... and announced only two days after the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1, they don't even have manners.

    Only fools would make light of a German-lead EU armed forces, unlikely to invade Poland again but quite likely to use it on citizens of Europe if they get out of line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    I don't, that's why I voted out.
    But "Do you support a European Army?" wasn't a question in the referendum. Voting to Leave the EU means literally just that. Nothing about European Armies. That can still happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GJABS View Post
    An interesting read. It is a pity that none of the current crop of politicians in the UK are able to effectively mobilize the youth, or youth vote, of this country. Corbyn manages to get some of the young to vote, but he is hardly the swashbuckling ambitious winner that Hitler was (at that time).
    Indeed

    Although I imagine the snowflake liberals which Corbyn will motivate will be more than happy to round up the rest of the population who do not agree with them......

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    And it's off to the salt mines re-education camps for you tovarich.



    Was that before or after "Hurrah for the Blackshirts"?

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    There used to be a European Army back in the day.

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