Those were the days when Britannia ruled the waves and Britain had an empire that the sun never set on and everything was great,well, for us it was anyway, the rest of the World weren't so keen when we turned up and slaughtered many of them and stole their treasures.
Such is the decline of the British today that although we no longer turn up in other countries and shoot big holes into the natives, we just sell the weapons to other nations to do it which is why the Defence Secretary was today moaning that criticising the countries we sell weapons to is unhelpful.
Sir Michael Fallon said: 'criticising Saudi Arabia is not helpful to the government’s efforts to secure a new deal to sell Typhoon jets to the Gulf State'.
Seemingly not an issue that Saudi Arabia has been pounding Yemen for the past two years resulting in a death toll of more than 10,000 and several UN reports that indicated Human Right violations including failing to distinguish civilians from military objectives although good old Blightly blocked such an enquiry from taking place.
Speaking at the defence select committee, Fallon suggested that criticising Saudi Arabia may jeopardise the sell of British-made Eurofighter Typhoons, aka Batch 2, and that: 'we need to do everything possible to encourage Saudi Arabia towards batch two, I believe they will commit to batch two and and we need to work on the timing' and that the department had been working 'extremely hard to secure a deal'.
If criticising Saudi Arabia will stop them buying more aircraft to drop death on the people of Yemen then i say we should up the criticism because i'm struggling to see any negatives in this but then this is Britain under the Conservatives and if they don't give a fig about the British people how can we expect them to care about anyone else as long as they make a fortune out of it.