Royal Navy a ‘laughing stock’ with three quarters of its warships out of action and ‘struggling to protect British citizens’
The Royal Navy can only send a quarter of its warships to sea due to spending cuts which have left the armed forces “struggling to protect Britain’s citizens”, the Telegraph has learned.
Currently 13 of the Navy’s 19-strong fleet of Type 23 frigates and Type 45 destroyers are unable to go to sea due to a lack of manpower, fuel and supplies, senior military sources have revealed.
The cuts to defence spending have also severely hampered Britain’s response to Hurricane Irma…
Tonight the source said that Britain’s response has turned the Navy into a “laughing