Comments on: UK loses EU anti-piracy missions to France and Spain https://www.euractiv.com/section/defence-and-security/news/uk-loses-eu-anti-piracy-missions-to-france-and-spain/ EU news and policy debates across languages Wed, 29 Aug 2018 01:16:36 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: Peter Fletcher https://www.euractiv.com/section/defence-and-security/news/uk-loses-eu-anti-piracy-missions-to-france-and-spain/#comment-335301 Tue, 31 Jul 2018 11:35:27 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1260896#comment-335301 The Harrier shown is a probably a much updated version like those used by the US marines and designated as the AV-8B. The US version is due to be phased out in 2025 which just goes to show how good the original design was albeit a very difficult plane to fly initially.

McDonnell Douglas have rejuvenated the plane using modern composite materials to make it lighter plus fitting up to date electronics and weapon systems.

With regard to moving all things EU to the EU, all it will mean is that the British will have to pay more for those services that the EU provide and for which we still wish to be part of after Brexit. No doubt with a no-deal Brexit virtually all our car making plants will also go to the EU as well utilising those new factories being built in Slovakia and the like.

As the saying goes: “Be careful for what you wish for as in the long term you may well regret it”.

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By: Gadbous https://www.euractiv.com/section/defence-and-security/news/uk-loses-eu-anti-piracy-missions-to-france-and-spain/#comment-335291 Tue, 31 Jul 2018 00:25:46 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1260896#comment-335291 The sooner all things EU are removed from the UK, the better!

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By: Joe Thorpe https://www.euractiv.com/section/defence-and-security/news/uk-loses-eu-anti-piracy-missions-to-france-and-spain/#comment-335289 Mon, 30 Jul 2018 19:35:53 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1260896#comment-335289 Is that an old Harrier on the deck? I don’t see any issue with pulling out of this EU mission 🤔 We can redeploy to the Gulf, South China Sea or simply secure our own spheres of interest in the North Sea & the Atlantic

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