So headlines an article in the Financial Times (log-in may be required) in which it states that Britain’s national security will be undermined over the next decade because the number of surface warships possessed by the Royal Navy will decline to levels well below those deployed a decade ago, according to an independent study.
I appreciate that Ronald Reagan is quoted quite often on this blog - and this one is pertinent, albeit Reagan was, at the time, comparing the state of readiness to Pearl Harbour:
"We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country." (my emphasis)
But hey, worry not people - we have no country to defend and for that we can thank our membership of the European Union!