I can't remember how long ago it was that I warned 'Dim Dave' that all those squillions of quid he is spending on French-built(?) aircraft carriers could go down in history as the biggest waste of time, money and effort since, er, well, whatever was the last big spend by his daft government. I warned that small, mobile, robot, weapon platforms would soon put aircraft carriers our of business. This from the Stars and Stripes site:
The military is starting tests on the world's largest unmanned surface vessel — a self-driving, 132-foot ship designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board.
The so-called "Sea Hunter" has the potential to revolutionize not only the military's maritime operations but commercial shipping, according to military officials. If successful, it could usher in the arrival of unmanned cargo vessels moving between countries.
Sorry, Prime Minister, but the world has moved on since you were taught our glorious naval history at Eton!