A new class of ships for the Navy to support Britain’s aircraft carriers could be built outside the UK as the Ministry of Defence seeks savings in its under-pressure budget.
There are growing fears that three “fleet solid support” vessels to provide ammunition, equipment and food for the new Queen Elizabeth-class carriers will be built abroad.
OK, so that’s the support ships.
But let’s think about the RN and Brexit.
Clearly, if we’re taking Brexit seriously we’re going to leave the Common Fisheries Policy. It’s possibly the one and only EU thing that is even more stupid than CAP.
We leave the CFP we need fisheries protection vessels. Rather a number of them. If they don’t put in an order for a dozen of them sharpish (just to invent a number) then they’re not being serious, are they?