Perspicacious readers would have noticed that my colleague has not been as present on the blog as he usually is.
Let me reassure everyone: he is alive and well and not in prison. Nor have we fallen out.
Dr North is deeply involved in one of his research projects to do with defence procurement and at times like that he breathes, eats, drinks and, for all I know, sleeps the project.
Suffice it to say that the story should rearrange our thoughts on many matters that happened in the last couple of years in defence thinking and defence procurement. You think politicians have lied? You ain’t seen nothing yet.
He will be back on the blog with parts of that story and other matters very soon.