Having enjoyed a good snort of derision yesterday at the expense of the US Navy whose Chief of Intelligence is denied access to classified information, we can always rely on Her Maj's Royal Navy to produce an equally good 'snafu'. Today we hear that our brand new, multi-zillion, state of the art, high tech, whizzy-do destroyers all need new engines! As I used to say to the suckers customers who bought my second-hand cars and asked how long the warranty lasted, "If you get past the tree at the bottom of the hill, it's run out!" Perhaps the engine makers told the navy "If you get the ship out of Portsmouth harbour, you're on your own, Jack!" I fell about laughing when I heard the news until the moment I suddenly remembered that the bill will come to the tax-payers!