William Hague vetos plans for a European military HQ
Published Date: 19 July 2011
By Geoff Meade
Foreign Secretary William Hague has blocked plans drawn up by Europe’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton for an EU military headquarters.
The controversial proposal, designed to give weight to Europe’s security and defence ambitions, will never be accepted by the UK, Mr Hague warned at talks in Brussels yesterday.A report by Baroness Ashton, the Labour peer elevated to EU foreign policy supremo, drew widespread support from Mr Hague’s European counterparts.
But to come into force the plan needs unanimous backing – and Mr Hague said the idea was a British “red line”.He insisted after the meeting: “There is no way we will agree to this, now or in the future.”
Comment by Adamantine:
Probably it will require some weeding and uprooting before Europe gets one military. Three weeds need to be uprooted however the Bible calls them horns. Those horns may need to be loosened by an economic crisis first.