18 February 2019
Andrew Bridgen: NATO is cornerstone of European security

Andrew Bridgen reminds MPs that it is NATO and not the European Union that has been and will continue to be the cornerstone of European security.

Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con)

Will my right hon. Friend clarify for the House that it is in fact NATO, not the European Union, that has been and will continue to be the cornerstone of European security and defence?

Gavin Williamson

My hon. Friend is absolutely correct. When we speak to the new nations that have been created out of the collapse of the Soviet Union, to which organisation do they turn to guarantee their security? It is NATO.

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