shark bait wrote:Repulse wrote:I’d say protection of the EEZ (against a Cod War scenario) must be top on the threat list
The RN is very busy bringing some of the biggest carriers in the world into service.
At the same time the RN is busy keeping tabs on increasing Russian submarine activity.
So yeah, lets sack that off and make fish the priority!
Given the relative effort to get the home waters secured, then yes I’d take a few months delay in getting the carriers online. As for chasing subs, apart from getting MPAs nothing is going to make that situation better in the near term.
Let’s stop dicking around with the big toys if you can’t get the basics right in your home yard.