Did former Conservative leader, Michael Howard, really say that Britain should consider sending a task force to protect Gibraltar from Spanish aggression? I had to pinch myself when I read it because I thought I was dreaming. One British tabloid boldly proclaimed that the Royal Navy could easily scupper the Spanish fleet. Good morning Britain, have you gone completely mad? This is not the 19th century, you don’t have any gunboats and Spain is one of your allies.