The U.K. MOD remains committed to the troubled F-35B short take-off and landing (STOVL) strike-fighter.
That is until it becomes known that it could be dumped. Interesting when you fire so many people in the MOD, hardly anyone is left in the military that wants to cheerlead for you.
Maybe the UK MOD F-35 fan-base need a senior communications advisor to help get the word out to the public.
Taxpayer funded of course.