SO much for “impotent, insular Little Britain”, that Remainer fantasy where post-Brexit our great country withered away to feeble irrelevance.
The huge nuclear submarine deal dramatically announced by the UK, US and Australia torpedoes that.
It is set to earn us billions and create hundreds of jobs. It will strengthen the Special Relationship with the US which looked at risk. It will boost ties with Australia, alongside our new trade deal.
Most crucially, the subs and other shared tech will bolster our deterrent against China’s increasing aggression.
Within the EU it would have been unthinkable.
The French have had a hissy fit over the Aussies binning a lesser deal with them. C’est la vie . . . President Macron undermines us every chance he gets.
It is vital — and new Foreign Secretary Liz Truss must ensure it — to keep pressure on China over their war on human rights and democracy, their enslavement of Muslims, their bullying, their Covid cover-up, their hacking and more.
What a pity two weaker members of our Five Eyes intelligence alliance, New Zealand and Canada, don’t get it.
And that “AUKUS” is happening without them.
PRINCE William’s £50million Earthshot Prize is a fantastic and inspiring scheme.
His idea was to harness human ingenuity to repair the planet, with big-money awards for the best solutions.
How much more likely it is to improve the environment than, say, a whiny podcast others might record. Or a mass tantrum on a motorway, turning thousands of rush-hour drivers off the eco cause.
All (renewable) power to you, Wills.
MANY arts luvvies feel entitled to public handouts for work no one wants to see.
Their contempt for ordinary people and popular culture is trumped only by an even more visceral loathing of Tories.
And their disgust at I’m A Celeb star and best-selling novelist Nadine Dorries being made Culture Secretary is hilarious. It’s probably why Boris did it.
But if she wages war on the wokery infesting so much UK culture — and left-wing bias at the BBC — she’ll be a big hit.
A Sun star
SOMEHOW we always thought of Piers Morgan as one of ours, long after his stellar career took him elsewhere.
He started out at The Sun, making Bizarre the best and most famous showbiz column in the land.
And we’re delighted he’s returning to where he belongs — Britain’s No1 news brand.
It’s a comeback to put even Ronaldo’s in the shade. As Piers modestly agrees.