Brexiters’ scaremongering about a European army is just another of their lies | Jonathan Lis

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This week’s Franco-German treaty isn’t evidence that Brexit is right – it reflects greater cooperation in an uncertain world

Brexiters based the 2016 referendum on a series of myths: £350m for the NHS, imminent Turkish membership of the EU, and an easy deal that would keep us in the single market and take us out of it at the same time. These lies were long ago extinguished. But one unslayable old canard remains: the threat of an EU army.

Like a pub bore, it bobbed up again to corner the conversation this week after the signing of a Franco-German treaty, and Angela Merkel’s comment that this accord “contributes to the creation of a European army”. Brexiters quickly presented their evidence that remainers had lied about the risk and we were right to leave after all.

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