So today we saw the Integrated Review ‘refresh’. Some good stuff in it. But: this government’s challenge is that they are a serially unserious government.
Since the last Integrated Review with its much trumpeted ‘tilt’ to the Indo-Pacific, a region of 4.3 billion people we seen…
£3 million extra invested in the region by the foreign office
Two extra warships
Three new High Commissioners to the Pacific Islands, and
An MOD headcount of 1,300 - which is less than 1% of its establishment.