Ever think of engaging brain before rattling the keyboard ?So withdraw from NATO? Abandon the deremxw of overseas territories? No capa ility to escort UK flagged vessels?
I didn't mention NATO as that is an International Treaty - Having said that, there is nothing wrong with having a hard and fast UK commitment to that Treaty in respect of manpower and capability.
Overseas Territories that need UK protection will still have UK protection.
Escort UK flagged vessels - Not when that vessel is under a flag of convenience and provides the square root of Rockall back to the UK.
Just a quick thought for you to digest and think about -
- Current strength of the British Army
- Current strength of Fighting Troops
- Current strength of deployable Fighting Troops