Excuse me for the mildly ranty tone, but can someone explain to me why it is necessary to send the Royal Navy to Spain to pick up some tourists? Oh wait, I know why, it's because there's an election on and Brown wants to play the "steady at the helm" look and save the day.
Jesus wept. It's a few extra days holiday for people who could just hire a car and drive through France anyway. Please excuse me now, I have to go and smash my head against the wall a few times.