After Trump Declared that he was pulling 12,000 US troops out of Germany, the Belgian MEP, Guy Verhofstadt was fuming. On Twitter he wrote “Germany and EU continue to be bullied by Donald Trump the problem is not money are you countries combined are the second biggest military spender”
“Real problem is 27 armies and 27 budgets.
“Time for a real European defence market, strategy and army.”
This shows that Guy Verhofstadt calling for an EU army has always been the goal of the EU. This acceptance from the MEP prompted a backlash from brexiteers that for years were told by the mainstream media that they were conspiracy theorists for even thinking that the EU would have their own army.
It is clear now that the remainers were wrong to think that an EU army was just a fantasy as Nick Clegg said in the famous debate between Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage.
Nick Clegg claimed EU army was a conspiracy theory and a dangerous fantasy.
Ex Brexit Party MEP, Ben Habib slammed Guy on Twitter saying: “Guy we know you want an Empire. But you need to be realistic. No EU member state is militarily capable, not even Germany. With the exception of Greece, none meet NATO spending obligations. Europe needs the US. Wake up and smell the coffee.”
One Brexiteer comment read: “Guy – you’re dangerous *without* an army: I shudder to think what would happen if you were in control of a few tanks and planes as well. NATO is the right body for defence, not the EU.”
Another one said: “Something the the British got promised would never happen, thank god we’re out of it.”
Germany and EU continue to be bullied by @realDonaldTrump. The problem is not money. EU countries combined are 2nd biggest military spender (with China). Real problem is 27 armies and 27 budgets. Time for a real European defense market, strategy and armyhttps://t.co/WTZuRw5Ynz— Guy Verhofstadt (@guyverhofstadt) July 29, 2020