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Plans To Create EU Army Kept Secret From Voters Until After Referendum

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It has emerged that detailed plans to move towards the creation of a European army are being kept secret from British voters until after the EU referendum on June 23rd.

The plans reportedly involve establishing a new European military and operational structures which includes a headquarters.

RT reports:

The first step towards such a plan is said to be supported by Germany and other EU member states.

The document, drawn up by the EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, will be discussed by European leaders at a summit on June 28.

In an effort to avoid derailing the ‘Remain’ campaign, the policy plans won’t be sent to national governments until the day after Britons vote on June 23.

Until then, only a small group of officials can read the proposal, but they must do so under lock and key, leave their electronic devices outside the room and take handwritten notes only.

Extracts of notes taken by diplomats seen by the Times say: “The EU can step up its contribution to Europe’s security and defence.”

It says: “Our external action must become more joined up across policy areas, institutions and member states.

“Greater unity of purpose is needed across the policy areas making up our external action.”

However, Prime Minister David Cameron’s government insists the UK will never be part of an EU army, the Daily Mail reports.

“We will never be part of an EU army,” a government spokesperson corroborated.

“We retain a veto on all defence matters in the EU and we will oppose any measures which would undermine member states’ military forces.”

In 2011, similar proposals were vetoed by Britain, although there were concerns that a loophole could allow nine states to group together to bypass opponents.