I wonder if the sudden federal budgetary surplus has anything to do with keeping up appearances for a potential snap election and this. Funds set aside for the Navy and Coast Guard 2.9 billion + 324 million must be reallocated. Announced on a Friday night at 8:30PM. Maybe no one will notice.
While propping up the budgetary losses in the short term, those same funds could even be promised during an election to some other potential pool of gullible Conservative voters.
(Then quietly cancelled a year later.)