Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has warned that NATO and a future EU army cannot coexist.
Mr Farage said during a campaign event in Buckley, Wales, on Monday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has to choose the UK’s place inside or out the European Defence Union. He said that if the nation commits to the proto-EU army post-Brexit, then the North Atlantic Treaty Organization could collapse.
“NATO and a European Defence Union cannot coexist equally,” Mr Farage said in comments reported by POLITICO.
He continued: “No man effectively can serve both. We’ve got a decision to make.”
Highlighting the importance of British military might to Europe, the Brexit Party leader said: “If we leave the European Defence Union, it becomes valueless. Because without [the UK], it doesn’t have the muscle that it needs.”
“But if we stay, don’t be surprised if NATO falls to pieces and we leave the security and