UK's planned £200m yacht to help drive trade

World | 21 Jun 2021 2:43 pm

The British government's plans to build a £200 million (US$276.3 million) successor to the
Royal Yacht Britannia, which was retired in 1997, are a good idea, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said on Monday, Reuters reports.

"I think it is a good idea actually," Kwarteng told Sky,
though he said there was still a discussion in government over the plans. "It's a huge amount of money."

"What it does is it represents Britain - it is a symbol of Britain and if you are going on trade missions - that is exactly the way we would drive trade," he said.-Photo: 10 Downing Street/PA

 



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