A reader in New Zealand sent me a link to the following:
National security risked by May’s ‘bad’ EU deal, say ex-defence and spy chiefs
12 January 2019
The ex-head of MI6 and former chief of defence staff have called on MPs to block the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement, warning it “threatens national security”.
Sir Richard Dearlove and Lord Guthrie wrote to Conservative association chairmen, describing Theresa May’s deal as a “bad agreement” and accusing the EU of demanding a £39 billion “ransom”.
The letter, seen by the Daily Telegraph, states: “Your MP will shortly be called upon to support the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement. As a former chief of Secret Intelligence, with my colleague Lord Guthrie, who served as chief of the Defence Staff shortly before I was in charge of MI6, we are taking the unprecedented step of writing to advise and to warn you that this agreement, if not defeated, will threaten the national security of the country. Please ensure that your MP does not vote for this bad agreement.”
Citing a letter Sir Richard and Maj Gen Julian Thompson, a Falklands war veteran, wrote to May on November 29, the pair claim the agreement “threatens to change our national security policy by binding us into new sets of EU-controlled relationships”.
They add: “Buried in the agreement is the offer of a ‘new, deep and special relationship’ with the EU in defence, security and intelligence, which cuts across the three fundamentals of our national security policy: membership of Nato, our close bilateral defence and intelligence relationship with the US and the Five Eyes intelligence alliance.
“The first duty of the state, above trade, is the security of its citizens.
“The agreement abrogates this fundamental contract and would place control of aspects of our national security in foreign hands. Please ensure that your MP votes against this bad agreement and supports a sovereign Brexit on WTO rules, without payment of ransom.” https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12189225
This is interesting for several reasons, one of which is that these ex-UK officials are indicating that the European Union is a national security threat to the UK.
And actually, it is.
Some in the UK have referred to the current deal as a Brino–BRexit In Name Only–as it still subjects the UK to EU rules, etc. for an indeterminate amount of time, and it has “kicked the can down the street” regarding the border situation between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
A vote in the UK Parliament is scheduled for Tuesday, January 15th.
Now the UK, as well as New Zealand, are part of the Five Eyes alliance with the USA–and the EU officially wants that type of information sharing from the UK. …
Read the full written article at COGWriter.com: http://www.cogwriter.com/news/prophecy/national-security-risked-by-mays-bad-eu-deal-say-ex-defence-and-spy-chiefs/
Radio News Reporter: John Hickey.