The wanton destruction of Britain's most famous iconic site, Eastbourne Pier, by a missile fired from Gaza has left the British Government with no option.
War has been declared on Gaza.
'We must defend our shores from the terrorist enemy' declared PM David Cameron.
The fact that the crisis had resulted in his return from holiday has done nothing to improve Cameron's mood.
But there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Cameron told an emergency meeting of COBRA that the Conservatives should be able to benefit from the national crisis and opinion polls have shown an 80% backing for the Government's action.
But the Britain must hurry. Delay will mean there is nothing left of Gaza to bomb and the Tories might lose the forthcoming election.