We have no money, we will have a small, readily deployable army ("British Army"). The private sector has been migrating to an outsourcing model in the last 20 years, why not give nation states the same opportunity? We could enter into treaties with ally countries for fixed terms to provide their defence through the raising of a British Foreign Legion ("BFL"). We would: * Provide highly trained and skilled [mechanized] infantry/artillery/cav (British standards, drill and arms); * Recruitment open to any nations' citizens (in agreement with the host nation); * SNCOs & Officers initially British (optional postings from the British Army at 1.5x pay) but then migrating to increasingly home-grown talent; * BFL would also train local indigenous reserve troops - i.e. indigenous country's own TA. * Would be an additional place redundant British Army soldiers could move. Ally country would: * Pay total costs + profit margin; * Agree to a 50% BFL overseas deployment when required (and call-up of own indigenous reserves to cover absence for x years); Net result: * Retain influence in regions where we no longer do; * Increase total British Army deployable size (i.e. British Army & 50% of BFL); * Improve MoD financials; * Improve bilateral relations. Target allies: Brunei (oil), Sierra Leone (diamonds), Zimbabwe (post Zanu-PF), etc. We would end up with a larger deployable force for foreign escapades and some profits.