The New East of Suez Question

More significantly, the UK would be making a statement that – however carefully couched – would be widely labelled as a ‘return to East of Suez commitments’. This is all well and good in such a globalised and changing world, but a hostage to fortune when the country’s military ability to deploy strategically significant forces is so low. The wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya have taught us that, in reality, the UK can now only really take on one fighting commitment at a time, and even that stretches us more than military planning has habitually assumed.
Nicely put. Any way, I hope cousin Wayne's drug rehabilitation, neighbour Ahmed's human rights violation, Mau Mau (suspected) compensation seekers and you-bloody-name-it tax payers' money demanders screw the best they can from a near bankrupt but once significant Nation.
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