So, six multibillion pound destroyers are stuck in harbour, billions over price and years late, and a massive aircraft carrier is back in for repairs again, as Russia accuses the UK of covert action against it in the Black Sea?
There have been three PMs involved with these MoD contracts – Cameron, May, Johnson. We can excuse the more recent temps.
I challenge you!
Find me a single news report linking, in any way, any UK PM or minister with any of these contractual catastrophes and I’ll post it.
In May 2022, the latest Defence Procurement Minister Jeremy Quin spoke at the Combined Naval Event 2022 in Farnborough. He mentions our destroyers but not the fact that ALL are still in harbour. He said:
One need only look at our response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to see how frigates and destroyers are helping to shore up security in the eastern Mediterranean.https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/defence-procurement-minister-speech-at-the-combined-naval-event