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No idea. Over here irish beef is preferred for it's quality. And no tariffs.

And produced to EU standards, never mind the e-coli.
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Imagine that in combination with my ebony skin and curly hair! LOL!
Itís gone a little quiet over there...
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09-10-2019, 11:19 PM
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On military exercises in Germany Dutch Troops wore hair nets in order to get their hair under their battle bowlers. Exercises had to stop on a Friday so that the Dutch Army could go Home for the weekend I kid you not.
At our borders there were signs for the russians: do not invade later than friday 17.00 hour. We are off for the weekend. Back on monday 8.00 hour. Thank you for your consideration.

Our army were 90% enlisted men who in the weekend went home to their parents.

And indeed, in the seventies long hair was allowed in the army, but should be in nets to have no wavy, flying hair. They even had their own unions (separate for enlisted and professionals)
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And produced to EU standards, never mind the e-coli.
Especially, no prions!
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09-10-2019, 11:23 PM
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Having read all the comments about the standards of the various national armies in the EU - and I agree that they are not particularly high - I would suggest that the proposed EU Army is being created primarily for keeping the people of member countries under control.

I must say I was surprised to hear that the German army is as poor as any of the others! Perhaps there were profound changes made after the war to ensure they wouldn't morph back into what they used to be - admittedly the best army in Europe by far, at the time.
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09-10-2019, 11:26 PM
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Perhaps
You should also read up on the historyís of WW2, didnít your prime minister resign in embarrassment because of the cowardice of Dutch Troops?
He fled to england, together with queen, her family and her money....
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09-10-2019, 11:29 PM
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I must say I was surprised to hear that the German army is as poor as any of the others! Perhaps there were profound changes made after the war to ensure they wouldn't morph back into what they used to be - admittedly the best army in Europe by far, at the time.
The germans were not allowed to have their own army.
The EU was instituted among others by churchil (he could know) to keep nations from war and weapons industry.
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10-10-2019, 11:09 AM
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Re: They Said that an EU Army Wouldn't Happen

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The germans were not allowed to have their own army.
The EU was instituted among others by churchil (he could know) to keep nations from war and weapons industry.

It was actually alterio spinelli the communist.

The EU has a parliament building named after him as a tribute to his communist ideology.
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Without doubt with USA disengaging from NATO and becoming more isolationist, China flexing their muscle, we need a unified EU army full stop.
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Without doubt with USA disengaging from NATO and becoming more isolationist, China flexing their muscle, we need a unified EU army full stop.
And the reason for USA disengagement from NATO R1??
Trump spelled it out at the time l believe?

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