Sorry guys, but that illegitimate little
William of Normandie don't count because he was half 'Anglo-Saxon' in the first place.
According to the history of Normandie his mother - bless her, was a bit of a sport and went with all and sundry in her effort to sire a boychild.
The only reason he invaded and landed at Pevensy in 1065, was because he threw a very large teddy out of his pram and Harold, bright chap that he was,
did not want some backwater 'Anglo-Saxon-Normandie' type git, sitting on what was rightfully his throne.
My God! Even then we were against a European Union. Some things never change!
So if yer gonna spout things about invasions, at least try to get yer dates right! Battle of Hastings was fought on Senlac Hill in 1066 - near Battle,
not far from Hastings.
had to build a castle at Pevensy first to consolidate his beachhead and that took a year. Hence the main event taking place in 1066!
Good job there were no nucs about 'cause we'd have fried the little
before he got his toe on the beach.
Immediate time travel - fast forward to 2005
Nuc weapons are here to stay. Blair and Prescott and Harmon and all the other CND freaks (once they gained power in illegally held elections) have
changed their collective mind and have come to realise that YES!
we should remain in the nuclear club and YES! we should maintain a nuclear
But at what cost?
Nuc weaps are very expensive to purchase, let alone maintain and upgrade. The non-proliferation treaties have done next to nothing to prevent certain
countries obtaining nuclear power, let alone weapons. Israel, South Africa, India and Pakistan all managed to obtain the necessary 'do-da' from
which to fabricate weapons grade materiels and I for one and looking forward to the outcome, over N.Korea and Iran.
I personally believe that we, the once proud and mighty United Kingdom do not need a fleet of super expensive white elephant nuclear submarines from
which to launch a new breed of super expensive nuclear missiles.
We don't need 'em. Aft we not about to take delivery of the EuroFighter 'Typhoon'? The all singing-all dancing aircraft that has promised so much
and as yet has delivered very little?
Why cant that carry a small 'stand-off' nuclear missile or why don't we just upgrade the Tornado ac (again!
) and use them.
Better yet, we could upgrade RAF Macrihanish, and rebuild the silos that were there and use them to launch ICBMs.
Those options would be much better than buying new subs (sorry Navy, you'll just have to make do with those 2 new French ac carriers Labour has
promised you!) and buying new nuc missiles when so much of our armed forces are struggling with faulty equipment, is undermanned and over
I can think of many projects which would be better off with this apparent glut of money.
Over to you!