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‘Nato alone’ is keeping Britain safe – NOT the EU, blasts senior military figure

A SENIOR military figure has sunk David Cameron’s claims that belonging to the EU is essential to British security.

 NATO flag soldier

GETTY       Senior military figure rejects PM’s claims that EU essential to British security


Rear Admiral Chris Parry, who previously commanded HMS Fearless, has said that it is “Nato (and Nato alone) [which] provides the collective guarantees that our island nation needs.”He compared the successful “well planned” defeat of Saddam Hussein’s forces in the First Gulf War 25 years ago in a Nato run campaign, compared to the “feebly planned, strategically myopic” EU inspired intervention in Libya in 2011.

HMS fearless

GETTY    Rear Admiral Chris Parry, who previously commanded HMS Fearless was the one to sink Cameron’s claims


He also condemned the Prime Minister for “dragooning” a number of former senior officers into supporting his pro-EU campaign.

It is inconceivable that European countries would not co-operate with the UK

Rear Admiral Chris Parry

He said: “In the event of a Brexit it is inconceivable that European countries would not co-operate with the UK in dealing with security and other threats as they do today.” He added: “They need us, just as we need them.”

David cameron talking nato conference 2014

GETTY   Admiral Parry condemned the PM for ‘dragooning’ senior officers into supporting his pro-EU campaign


Looking for inspiration from history, he pointed out that Britain “as England” last achieved a Brexit under Henry VIII leaving the control of the Catholic Church hierarchy in Rome.

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GETTY   Chris Parry also compared NATO’s military campaigns compared to ‘feebly planned’ EU interventions


He added: “In declaring itself a sovereign nation, it threw off a corrupt, alien jurisdiction and faced down the military superpowers of the time

“Our ancestors did not fear a ‘leap in the dark’. Nor need we.”

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/648744/Nato-not-EU-keeping-us-safe

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