It is very likely that Kosovo will declare independence on 12th December. Paddy Ashdown speaking on the Radio 4 today programme this morning expressed his deep concern regarding the deteriorating situation in the area. He thought that NATO including the UK may have to find further troops to send to the area. He said 'just how we find those I don't know' I don't either! He thought that the whole thing could slide into the water quickly if we didn't.