After many years of defence cuts and the strategic reviews that led to them, Britain is back . . .
Reports in the press confirm that we will send a "carriier strike group" to far eastern waters (albeit with a little help from our friends).
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace:
"When our Carrier Strike Group sets sail next month, it will be flying the flag for Global Britain - projecting our influence, signalling our power, engaging with our friends and reaffirming our commitment to addressing the security challenges of today and tomorrow"
I hope they will leave us enough boats to defend our fishing grounds, not to mention that invisible line down the middle of the channel that seems to get more porous every day. Charity begins at home.