It woz The Sun wot got it wrong
Despite the Sun's belief to the contrary, the government has yet to make an announcement on the Navy's two new carriers. In 2003 Hoon announced the alliance of firms that would build the UK's new carriers; since then, the project has been mired in prevarication and dissimulation. Suspicions now are that Brown is postponing any announcement until the 2007 CSR - and that one of the vessels could be cancelled.
Now I've no idea whether we need carriers more than frigates or patrol boats, but what I am sure of is that we're spending £20bn a year on defence but £80bn a year on non-pension welfare payments; as with Gibbon's Rome, this portends a nation in decline. And Brown's old-fashioned redistributive welfare socialism doesn't give a shit about Britain or national security.
Getting rid of this scurrilous, treasonous cabal of corrupt and bankrupt ministers is becoming more urgent than ever.