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Cartoonist Patrick Blower comments on Theresa May’s leaking aircraft carrier.

We have been in this situation before.

Remember the fantastic new Type 45 destroyers whose engines stopped whenever they went into battle? The broken backbone of the British fleet, This Writer called them.

It cost the UK many millions of pounds to rectify the faults, that were built into foreign-made equipment.

Hopefully it won’t cost as much to fix a faulty seal – but you never know.

These ships were commissioned by Conservatives, and they don’t understand the value of money when they’re spending it on their toys.

The UK’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is leaking because of a faulty seal.

The Royal Navy’s future flagship, which was commissioned by the Queen earlier this month in Portsmouth, has a problem with one of its propeller shafts.

The fault on the £3.1bn carrier was first identified during sea trials.

A Royal Navy spokesman said the ship was scheduled for repair and the fault did not prevent it from sailing again early in the new year.

According to the Sun newspaper, HMS Queen Elizabeth has been taking on up to 200 litres of sea water every hour because of the fault.

BBC defence correspondent Jonathan Beale said the problem was “highly embarrassing” for the Royal Navy and just one of a number of snags still to be rectified.

Source: HMS Queen Elizabeth: Leak found on new aircraft carrier – BBC News


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