http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4531060.stm Saw this earlier this morning but time probs wouldn't allow me to post. Is it me, or does Labour/Neu Arbeit have a teensie weensie problem with grasping reality. You can not run down British Defence industry base and expect to still have the capabilities expected. They did the same thing in late 50's and TSR2 amongst other projects was cancelled, Hawker almost went belly up and only just made the Hunter. The prevailing 'thinking' of the Govt at the time was missiles will be all we'll ever need, nice to know even us Brits don't and won't learn from past mistakes.