That whole “Rule the waves Britannia” thing?
An awful lot of stuff and bother, apparently:
The government is planning further big cuts to the Royal Navy after deciding that terrorism is the only serious threat to Britain. Annual accounts from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) show that it is to cut funding for new ships and equipment by more than 20%, from about £1.8 billion a year to a maximum of £1.4 billion…
The Royal Navy has not sent any ships to join a Nato force in the Black Sea since the Georgia crisis began, in contrast to poorer countries such as Poland and Spain.
It’s a good thing NATO came along when it did, or else that whole Spanish Armada thing might have gone very differently.
Update: But hey, Brazil? Great libs!