The Wrong Side of the Hill
1. The provisions of this Treaty shall not preclude the application of the following
(a) no Member State shall be obliged to supply information the disclosure of
which it considers contrary to the essential interests of its security.
(b) any Member State may take such measures as it considers necessary
for the protection of the essential interests of its security which are
connected with the production of or trade in arms, munitions and war
material; such measures shall not adversely affect the conditions of
competition in the common market regarding products which are not
intended for specifically military purposes.
2. The Council may, acting unanimously on a proposal from the Commission, make
changes to the list, which it drew up on 15 April 1958, of the products to which the
provisions of paragraph 1(b) apply.
"All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life, is to endeavor to find out what you don't know by what you do; that's what I called 'guessing what was at the other side of the hill."
(Duke of Wellington)
Well, there is no need to guess, take a walk up the steps and view what is on the horizon. The Centre for Policy Studies has published Dr Richard North's report on European defence integration called The Wrong Side of the Hill the secret realignment of UK Defence Policy with the EU". The full paper can be read in HTML format Here