In the run-up the 2014 referendum, Clyde shipbuilders were promised 13 Type 26 frigates. Soon after the vote , it was 8, then in July 2017, it became 3.
Today, the PM promises 13 again and according to Reuters, claims that this will illuminate: the benefits of the union in the white light of the ark welder’s torch.
Should that be ‘arc’ or will these be for evacuating pairs of MPs when the Thames floods?
He can certainly talk the talk. Does anyone believe he will deliver on these 13?
Will the voters of Clydeside be fooled again?