Friday, January 19, 2007

England expects every man to do his duty - or not, as you like

This has to be one of the most depressing things I've read in a long time. If Britain's not willing to be a naval power any longer, what backbone is left there?

Sinking the Royal Navy

Again and again, these continual reductions make me think (of course) of Larkin's "Homage to a Government":

Next year we are to bring all the soldiers home
For lack of money, and it is all right.
Places they guarded, or kept orderly,
We want the money for ourselves at home
Instead of working. And this is all right.

Etc. What's worse, is if the Tories ever got in (unlikely for a few more years at least), they'd probably be just as bad. Sad all around.

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Anonymous Erik Keilholtz said...

I hereby declare Tony Blair an Honorary German and do grant him the Order of the U-Boot.

Sehr Gut, herr Blair. You shall do even what the Luftwaffe, those Flying Knights of Noble Prussia, failed to do.

1/23/2007 02:02:00 PM  

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