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Underwater Battlespace - The Spokesman 131

During 2016, the debate about Trident has great salience as the British government seeks parliamentary approval for its intention to build four new 'Successor' submarines to replace the ageing and increasingly decrepit Vanguard Class (see Substandard, Spokesman 129). This is a hugely expensive and technically challenging programme, vulnerable to cost overruns in a similar way to the programme to build the smaller Astute attack submarines at Barrow-in-Furness in northern England. Have such lessons about costs really been learned?

Contents
Editorial
Vintage Trident - Tony Simpson
Force for good? - Cdr Robert Green
Downwinders and other Casualties - Lawrence S. Wittner New Cold War? - Johnathan Steele
China, Britain and Labour - Jenny Clegg
Labour Movement - Jeremy Corbyn MP
'So far as may be lawful' - Len McCluskey
Architect or Bee? - Frances O'Grady
Suffragette - Jo Vellacott
'Economy' no more? - Richard Minns
Life History - Gregory Woods
Missing - A. C. Clarke
Reviews:Nun…