Gerald Vernon-Jackson Portsmouth Council
said "Portsmouth is the last place in England that has the ability to build
advanced warships for the Royal Navy and I'm very concerned that with a
potential independence vote in Scotland, if Portsmouth shipbuilding is shut
down, what would remain of the UK would have no ability to build advanced
"It would just mean either that that would have to change and the Royal
Navy would have to buy ships from France or Germany - or we'd have to spend a
huge amount of public money re-employing people, re-skilling people here in
So, they could buy ships from France or Germany (not Scotland, not Norway, not Denmark ..they only think BIG).
Given that they can't afford to buy ships anyway, and that one they are building at the moment is going to be mothballed while they share with France, I wonder what anyone is worried about.
Britain: The empire is gone; your days of ruling the waves are behind you. China, India, Brazil, Russia and possibly South Africa may be the future. You are part of the past.
Get over it!
Instead of wondering how many people you will be able to kill in warm countries with lots of sand, concentrate on how many of your own people use food banks and are in receipt of aid from the Red Cross or the Salvation army.
Get outside London for a few days and look at the poverty and misery you've caused by pretending to still be a part of running the world.
And give up ideas of photo opportunities in the Rose garden of the White House. It's embarrassing to creep.