NATO has become, de facto, the United States’ second military arm. The organisation in no way represents a pact to secure the North Atlantic area; indeed, countries far away from the North Atlantic zone are pressured into participation whilst NATO embarks on foreign crusades in areas stretching far beyond the North Atlantic. These ‘missions’, as they are called, are almost always flagrantly imperialistic in their character, affording the US a degree of legitimacy in conducting its own foreign policy.

We support the idea that Britain should leave NATO. Furthermore, NATO should be disbanded and replaced with a European Union defence organisation which does not involve the United States and which reflects the interests of its own member states. This organisation would be responsible for securing Europe’s borders and for security issues in or on the borders of the European zone only.

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