I can't quite make up my mind which is the bigger irony over the aircraft carriers, so I'll let you decide.
I don't remember all these Labour MPs and MSPs taking such an interest in the issue when they were in Government. In fact it was Willie Rennie as MP for Dunfermline (and therefore Rosyth dockyard) who was trying to hold Labour to account for their dithering and delays to the project.
And then there's Alex Salmond, trying to get all the Scottish political parties to work together to save the carriers. How many carriers, exactly, to the nearest 0, do you think he would build as Prime Minister of an independent Scotland?