Burton Mail

Yacht’s £200m question

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A NEW national flagship, the successor to the Royal Yacht Britannia, will be paid for out of the Ministry of Defence’s budget, Downing Street said. The Prime Minister’s official spokesman told reporters: “This new national flagship will boost British trade and drive investment into the economy. The No 10 spokesman declined to comment on how the MOD could afford a yacht costing a reported £200 million, given its own equipment budget blackhole of £17 billion.

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