Great Britain’s empire began to disintegrate after World War Two, it was forced to ...
face the diminished influence and power of the country, only the Tories refuse to accept it. All those smoke filled clubs in London where aged, shriveled and wrinkled, former military types are still regaling each other with their fast fading memories of battles won long ago.
Likewise, Britain does not rule the InterNet and, factually, some of the greatest hackers are to be found far, far, to the East of the country. Britain can't even prosecute hackers based in this country and rely on others to do so.
Perhaps they will have GCHQ turn off the power to all the cables they are hooked into in the West country. But even that scheme is about to be thwarted as some countries plan new cable configurations that circumvent the UK.
And what of the War of the IoT Bots? Has GCHQ even figured that one out yet?
The only thing the government can lay claim to is that they were the first, and therefore the oldest, communications hackers in history. Britain, and the USA, have to accept their prowess is no longer what it was and that many other countries have superior skills to them.