By Andrew Bolt ~
We face a potentially explosive confrontation with China now that the Permanent Court of Arbitration has ruled that China’s grab for the territorial waters of the South China Sea is illegal – a decision China has denounced.
Australia has just one request. Could China hold off on its response for 50 years? We should be then have the new submarine fleet we need for our defence under Malcolm Turnbull’s strolling-to-safety plan to build 12 submarines in Adelaide for as long as it takes:
The submarine project alone will see Australian workers building Australian submarines with Australian steel, here where we stand today, for decades into the future. 50 years from now, submarines will be sustained here, built here.
Turnbull’s plan to take 50 years to build subs here rather than order them fast from overseas would be like the British military in 1900 ordering a fleet of 12 of the latest new Zeppelin airships, with the last of these balloons to be delivered by 1950, by which time the rest of the world had discovered rockets, jets, the B-52 bomber and the atomic bomb.
Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.