Yep aracer, the government are certainly milking that story for all it's worth.
Still, I guess distracting attention away from the government's complete lack of competence with a nice big dollop of bellicose macho posturing and strutting, must be very hard to resist.
It's certainly going to make better tabloid headlines than the state of the economy, that's for sure.
And the suckers are bound to enthusiastically lap it all up, they always do.
Moral boosting speeches..........it's what the country needs. Sod the economy.
Unemployed ? Skint ? Young without a future ? Falling living standards ? Gonna work 'til you drop ? Whatever your problem, just be proud to be British......... 3000 people 8000 miles away can't be wrong.