BORIS JOHNSON: Why would we give away Diego Garcia?

UK - It seems that this country is on the verge of a colossal mistake. After more than two centuries of ­uninterrupted British ­sovereignty we are apparently about to perform a U-turn and ­abandon the British Indian Ocean Territory. If you can’t immediately place the islands on a map, that is no surprise. They are tiny dots in the wide blue ­yonder, about 3,000 miles east of ­Tanzania and 1,000 miles from the southern tip of India — and yet they are crucial for the strategic interests of the US and its allies. These islands are therefore a key component of our ­relationship with America, on which our own national security utterly depends. Now, if my sources are correct, we are about to hand our title away — and for no good reason, and with no idea what will happen to those islands in the future.

The US-UK relationship, as we all know, is caring and sharing and loving — but also ruthlessly transactional; and this archipelago matters to that relationship. Since 1967 these 58 tiny volcanic islands have contained a large military base, on a 17 square mile atoll called Diego Garcia. Ring any bells now? Yes — it’s that Diego Garcia, the place from which US forces deploy to the Gulf and many other destinations.

Diego Garcia was used extensively in the first Gulf war in 1991 to liberate Kuwait. Those B52s flew 200 ­sorties in 17-hour bombing ­missions. They lifted 800,000 tons of high ­explosive from this remote airfield in the Indian Ocean, and dropped them on the forces of Saddam Hussein with such accuracy that he fled Kuwait in days.

The Americans don’t give us ­crucial nuclear secrets just because they love little old ­England. They don’t share intelligence because they adore our quaint accents. We have a great and indispensable relationship because we have important things to offer — ­including Diego Garcia. Who knows what happens if we give up sovereignty.

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