Now it turns out that I am old enough to remember Australia’s attempt to purchase the HMS Invincible aircraft carrier from Britain in the early 1980s. During the sales process, Thatcher deployed it to the Falkland’s war and I remember wondering whether it would survive that event for Australia. It turns out it did and, so much so, that it was no longer for sale by the end of it.
Now it turns out that it is up for sale. Yes it is 30 years later but I am pretty sure we could have it for a song.