I see the BBC's Helen Catt, in a report being put out on the News Channel this afternoon, is attaching the word "controversial" to the sentence "Four Royal Navy ships are on standby to protect British fishing waters".
As someone said on Twitter about this, “controversial” now seems to be code for “we don’t agree with it and we want to incline you towards that view too”.
Update: Meanwhile over at Sky News...
Andrew Neil: British media going slightly bonkers over deployment a few ships to patrol thousands of miles of fishing waters. Sky News talks breathlessly of “armed” Royal Navy vessels. Obviously bollox. I mean why would any Navy be armed?
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