Actually, no. UK scientists have not just developed a weather control machine. That would be crazy. What happened was that they caught a leprechaun who gave them a pot of gold in return for being set free. How else can we explain the pledge that the government will:
- go ahead with two 65,000-tonne aircraft carriers at a cost of £5 billion;
- maintain troop numbers in the Army at more than 100,000; and
- commit a future government to the Joint Strike Fighter, costing £10 billion, and completing the £20 billion Typhoon programme.
No need to have any tough debate on strategy then. It’s all been worked out. Surely this is more than just short-term political manoeuvring, right? Right?
Happy days. I love barbeque!