NEVER GO TO THE WINDOW,
and never look behind the curtain~!”
—Sophie, in the animated movie ‘THE BFG’
So … if you have any emotional investment in (once Great) Britain … you may find this of interest—
“… It is the latest of 22 Royal Naval vessels sold to the company, which dismantles vessels at the Aliaga shipyard on Turkey’s north west coast.
The list features three aircraft carriers, including the Ark Royal and Invincible, three frigates, eleven destroyers, four tankers and the ice ship Endurance.
The sales have resulted in a £220million bonanza for the company since 2008.
Ironically, some of the warships were retired as part of financial housekeeping to keep the naval budget down….”
—and if, in a modern democracy, you (or any of the Poms concerned) could be bothered to ask—you and/or they will be fobbed off with endless fobs. You know how it goes* .
TO NOT CHANGE THE SUBJECT:
Wherever you are, if in a modern western-style ‘democracy’ … you are being scrod. Take my word for it, scrod most royally. But if on election day you did your Civic Duty and voted …
… well, what more can I say? Other than regardless of whoever you ‘voted’ for; you (yes YOU, Bub!) legitimised them.
AND … it’s not “The HMS Illustrious …” that ‘the’ in the caption is entirely superfluous. Now stop pondering grammar—get thee hence, seek and ye shall find, seek the nearest politicians and vote for them~! They have only (r) ONLY your best interests at heart, bless their altruistic
little big huge hearts; and being good citizens of The World they are brilliant at redistributing the wealth. (Your wealth …)
* If you don’t, then you are a politician’s dream (and I still have that bridge in Sydney Harbour for sale).