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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: Nuno Martins, John Daniels, Anthony Lane, Steve Rabson, Abi Rhodes, Nicole Morris, Tom Unterrainer


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