Monday, 26 September 2011

Type 26

Britain is looking for international partners to develop the Royal Navy's Type 26 frigate.

This radical new warship is not only a sign that Whitehall isn't barking mad, but the fact that India and Brazil are being considered as partners makes me breathe a sigh of relief.  In recent decades, international partnerships meant kowtowing to our European "partners", which in plain language meant making Britain's defence a distant second to the much more important project of handing over as much sovereignty to Brussels as the Political Class could get away with in return for a weaker Britain.  The fact that India is now a possible partner means that there is a glimmer of hope at last.

If Britain does need international partners for anything, it should always be in, descending order,

a) Anglosphere nations
b) nobody else

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