"All this would be worth doing, according to the DIS, because it would provide "appropriate sovereignty" for the UK. No foreign nation would be able to cut off spare parts or tech support or ammo, so paralysing a future British war effort."
Really? We can barely make penknives for the bl00dy Boy Scouts. We don't make military HE any longer and we buy our propellant from abroad as well. Which bit of "foreign" don't these idiots understand?