JUNCKER’S POWER GRAB: British intelligence could be snatched by EU unless we Leave NOW

THE need to exit the EU quickly has been underlined by new revelations Eurocrats want a power grab of British intelligence services, Brexit campaigners have warned.

PUBLISHED: 08:20, Thu, Nov 17, 2016 | UPDATED: 15:08, Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Revelations from Brussels show that the European Commission is planning on pushing on greater defence integration than previously feared including attempting to get automatic access to information from MI5 and MI6.

It comes amid further revelations that Commission President Jean Claude Juncker is building up a package of Brexit demands including an exit bill of €60 billion (£51.1 billion) from the UK.

New revelations from Brussels shows that the EU is not only seeking to have an EU army but wants control over all European security issues.

The commission wants to run spy agencies, have deeper military structure between military chiefs and planning centres, an EU special forces service and an armed border force under Mr Juncker’s command.

The unelected commission bureaucrats also want control over defence research, integration of drone attacks and to run Europe’s logistics hub.

The blueprint for a total EU integration of defence and security comes amid fears that the Commission is attempting to make it impossible for the UK to Leave with a package of “impossible” demands.

A UK diplomatic source reportedly said: “There is a serious risk that the UK will just say this is impossible and the negotiations will end before they have even begun.”

The concerns have led senior defence experts to warn the UK Government needs to make it clear it will not accept Brussels centralisation of defence and security which already risks destabilising Nato.

Maj Gen Julian Thompson, the chairman of Veterans for Britain, said: “It is essential that we have clear reassurance from Government we will be no part of these deep and pervasive integration plans.

“It is important to remember that, until we finally leave the EU, the UK is still signed up to Common Security and Defence Policy and is even a member of the EDA, whose job is to integrate the EU’s armed forces.

“The Secretary of State for Defence should instruct the MoD, intelligence services, Defence Academy and other military and civilian authorities not to participate in the unacceptable new demands of this Implementation Plan.

“Without this, the UK will be further drawn into EU defence amalgamation.”

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