Letter: Army next for privatisation?

WE SHOULD not be surprised to learn that our police forces are to be privatised. For some time, they have been referring to themselves as police services, and as such they are liable to privatisation under the EU Services Directive.

There are not many national institutions left to privatise, so presumably the next in line will be Her Majesty’s armed forces. As Jacques Delors said some years ago, “The European Union would require a European Army to fight the resource wars of the 21st century”.

John Strange

Gorse Avenue