The Guardian view on UK defence strategy: Britain’s priorities must be European

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UK-French Relations


As the former national security adviser and Foreign Office chief Peter Ricketts says in a briefing paper for the Royal United Services Institute, Britain and France are Europe’s global players and its defence heavyweights. The two have much in common – including cooperation built up over the past 20 years on nuclear, the joint expeditionary force, equipment, intelligence and migration.