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Britain-EU security deal ‘fundamental’ due to Ukraine war, says UK shadow foreign secretary


Onstage in Munich on Sunday, Lammy said Britain and France combined represent around half of Europe’s military capabilities and that intelligence sharing through the Five Eyes alliance means a deal with the EU is important.

“It’s a pact that is effectively built on the fact that we obviously have war here in Europe,” Lammy said. “Russia will continue to be a threat to Europe for months, years, perhaps a generation more.”

“We now need a U.K.-EU security pact,” he said, adding it wouldn’t seek to rival NATO structures.

With a general election set to take place with within a year in the U.K., and Labour around 20 percent ahead in the polls, the party is preparing for power with leader Kier Starmer also in Munich for talks, including a bilateral with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.





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