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EU defence force plans nonsense, says Liam Fox

Defence Secretary Liam Fox has dismissed as nonsense suggestions that Europe should develop its own joint military force, to run alongside Nato.

Speaking at the Conservative Party conference, Mr Fox said it was foolish to "duplicate and divert from Nato at a time when resources are scarce".

He said Nato should remain the main defender of European countries, because of the way the alliance binds the continent with the United States.

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