This is clearly linked to the political imperative to save cap badges.
Maybe it is the badges but I would say the root cause is money.
You cant have guns and butter. The bigger the social services budget grows the smaller the rest of the budget must shrink.
GBs social services has grown far larger than it can afford will maintaining a world grade military. So politics in the 21 Century being what they are the; national defenses must take a big hit.
Argentina will soon occupy the Falkland Islands because GB can no longer afford to defend territory so far from home.
“Argentina will soon occupy the Falkland Islands because GB can no longer afford to defend territory so far from home.”
Absolute nonsense. We are far better able to defend The Falklands than at any time previously. We now have the FI defence force, Typhoons based permanently there, the world’s most adavnced air defence destroyer on permanent patrol, the latest Astute class nuclear sub armed with Tomahawks and two of the largest Aircraft carriers in the world being built. If Lockheed Martin finally pull their fingers out, we may even have some F35’s to put on the carriers. . . . .
When the Argentines originally invaded, we had 50 marines.
By comparison Argentina has pretty much exactly what it had in 1982 plus a loud-mouthed woman at the helm. If you want to put some money on Argentina, I’ll take that bet! :)