Daily Mail published this video item, entitled “Scott Morrison and Boris Johnson look chummy at the G7 in Cornwall” – below is their description.
The meeting was the culmination of an 18-month plot by Mr Morrison to acquire nuclear submarine technology, and ended with Australia getting its hands on at least eight vessels with the help of experts in both the US and UK. Mr Morrison had hatched the plan after running into problems with a contract to buy 12 diesel-powered subs from France, with costs spiralling from $50bn to $90bn amid rows over where construction jobs would be based. While details of the new plan are yet to be fleshed out, Mr Morrison said the subs will be built – at least in part – in Australia. The cost is also likely to be reduced, as US and UK nuclear subs cost significantly less than the $7.5billion-per-vessel that was being offered under the French deal. Making the craft nuclear powered also provides a better show of force against China, which has become increasingly aggressive with its navy in the South China Sea. Pictured bottom left, how the US, UK, Australian and Chinese navies stack up, and bottom right, how the new sub might look based on a UK design.Daily Mail YouTube Channel
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