Politics

General Election 2019: Brexit Party Launches 'Defence, NATO And Veterans' Policy

The party has pledged a "well-manned and properly resourced" military, as well as pledges to sell MOD land to provide veterans housing.

The Brexit Party has launched what it has called its 'Defence, NATO and Veterans Policy' in London.

The party has pledged a "well-manned and properly resourced" military, as well as pledges to sell Ministry of Defence land to provide veterans housing.

Asking where the budget to afford said policies will be sourced, Brexit Party speaker Ann Widdecombe explained: "There will be a commitment if we were to become embroiled in the European Defence Union, and that is one of the reasons why we want to get right out - although it is not the main reason.

"The main reason is to stay committed wholly to NATO.

"But one of the benefits of getting out would be that we won't have liabilities there.

"Secondly, there are at the moment... umpteen different committees all dealing with umpteen different things.

"A certain amount of rationalisation will help, but then of course, the policies themselves, save money."

The party, which launched its manifesto two weeks ago, has also pledged to keep defence spending at an "absolute minimum" of 2% of GDP.