If u watched the first video found at the link
Below copy is from the article at the link. My 2 cents is in blue.
If u watch the very short video u will hear scoffers and laughter at Lord James of Blackheath. Remember that for a little later in this post.
In the second video, 14 seconds, Lord James is discreetly warned to shut up.
Consider James’ main question, what does EU Defence Union entail?
For the EU, Ursula von der Leyen, former German Defence Minister, has been absolutely open about her plans for what Defence Union entails:
“I want to talk about four components … which I believe are important for setting up a European Defence Union,” she said. “First of all, just two or three weeks ago, for the first time, we were able to give the green light for a European command capacity in Brussels. That is the first time that military and civil instruments would be commanded together, where these commands would actually come from one single command office.
“This is a major step forward. It was unthinkable a short while ago, but it’s precisely the right approach to have if we want a European flavour to our defence policy.”
At that event, the European Council on Foreign Relations’ Nick Witney called for a joint Anglo-French nuclear deterrent, “if Trump cannot be impeached or house trained.”
So if the evidence of Defence Union and its implications are out there, why the vitriolic attack on Lord James?
We suggest the reason is that this is the first time the question has been asked in such a direct way in such a public political forum (the debate on one of the most controversial bills ever submitted to Parliament) in breach of the pact to remain totally silent on EU Defence Union, made between the Tory and Labour Parties, as reported to us by a former Trident Admiral in 2015.
The Threats Ramp Up
The abusive responses Lord James received from Lord Blunkett and Lord Robertson in the House of Lords were mild compared to more recent communications.
[Now why would this sentence be true if what Lord James was saying and asking was frivolous and error? So what of the snickers and laughter when he spoke?] Since then, other Lordly colleagues have begun demanding he resign immediately and have advised him he can expect a visit from the police for breach of the Official Secrets Act.
Lord James has had the bravery to lift the lid on a policy no-one else in the political establishment wants to discuss. He needs widespread public support.