You literally couldn't make it up. Today we had failed, former Tory Leader, Michael Howard (who still speaks in that bizarre, stilted way, which I always suspected might be an attempt to disguise the fact that he is Welsh, but only makes him sound as creepy as he looks), effectively threatening the Spanish over Gibraltar. Talk of the EU handing Spain a veto over Gibraltar caused the man with "something of the night about him" to invoke the spirit of Thatcher and The Falklands.
On hearing this, my initial reaction was, in the unlikely, unthinkable, event that it came to military conflict, what would the British send? A few destroyers that break down in the wrong water? A misfiring submarine? An unfinished aircraft carrier without any aircraft?
Howard isn't alone in ludicrously irresponsible sabre-rattling, some media outlets quoted comments attributed to retired Rear-Admiral, Chris Parry, on the state of Britain's capabilities in relation to those of Spain. The gist of what he said is that whilst the British are less military might and more morris dancer, it could still outdo a nation of flamenco dancers and bullfighters. Britain, about to flounce out of the EU, an institution set up to prevent European powers from going to war with one another, is already threatening war with another European power. Is this what it has come to? Is this seriously what Davidson, Dugdale, and Rennie think is "better together"?