The historic naval dockyard in Portsmouth could be closed, bringing to an end 800 years of shipbuilding.
Defence giant BAE Systems is considering mothballing the base which launched ships that allowed Britain to rule the waves for centuries.
We posted the other day a piece that was critical of the president’s failure to support Britain over Argentina with regard to the Falkland Islands. We stand by that position.
On the other had, Britain hasn’t done themselves any favors by gutting their services.
For nearly a millennium, to say “Portsmouth” was to say “naval power.”
To see Britain fall so hard, so fast is painful to watch.