Farage rails against Macron’s call for a European army

Nigel Farage has reacted angrily to a suggestion that the EU should have its own army.

The former UKIP leader and LBC Radio host was responding to Emmanuel Macron's call for the creation of a "true European army" to allow the EU defend itself from threats ranging from Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin.

"We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America," the French president said.

"When I see President Trump announcing that he's quitting a major disarmament treaty which was formed after the 1980s Euro-missile crisis that hit Europe, who is the main victim? Europe and its security," he said in a Europe 1 radio interview.

Mr Farage told his listeners: "I said it for years, 'they're going to build a European army'. They all laughed at me. (Nick) Clegg said that it was a dangerous fantasy, but hey, it's out there."

Hear what else he has to say about it in our video above.

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