Cameron in humiliating u-turn on future of Britain’s aircraft carriers with return of jump jet
David Cameron has agreed to an embarrassing U-turn on the future of the Royal Navy’s aircraft carriers.
The Prime Minister has decided to reverse a decision on the type of jets due to fly from the two warships.
In doing so he has returned to a plan by Labour that he once derided as an ‘error’.
Senior Downing Street [...]
Converting HMS Prince of Wales so that it can be used by the Joint Strike Fighter will require significantly less than the £2 billion quoted by officials, the assistant secretary of the US Navy, Sean J Stackley, insisted.
In a letter seen by The Daily Telegraph, he told Peter Luff, the defence procurement minister, that the necessary equipment would cost £458 million before installation. Defence experts estimate the installation cost at [...]