Stuart Agnew MEP raises “Toxic” issue of EU having its own foreign policy and making foreign ministers redundant
9th July 2013
Speaking during a meeting of the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee in Brussels (09.07.13), attended by the Lithuanian Deputy Foreign Minister, Vytautas Leskevicius, East of England UKIP MEP Stuart Agnew has raised the “toxic” issue of the EU’s proposed Common Foreign and Security Policy being developed under the Lisbon Treaty and its effect on nation states.
In a hard hitting speech, Mr Agnew pointed out to the Deputy Foreign Minister that when the EU finalises this policy it would make foreign ministers, including William Hague redundant. He said: Do you accept that there will be no such thing as a Lithuanian foreign policy? Or, of course, a British foreign policy?
“I am wondering, what do you feel about this? You are in the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry and you are heading for redundancy. Doesn’t that worry you?"
In response Mr Leskevicius described the issue as ‘toxic’ but said: “I am not afraid of being sacked.”
The full intervention from Mr Agnew and the response from Mr Leskevicius can be viewed at: