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28/07/2015 18:22 BST | Updated 29/07/2015 16:59 BST

Jeremy Corbyn Wants To Abolish The UK's Trident Nuclear Deterent. This Is What The £100 Billion Could Buy At The Same Time

Jeremy Corbyn has repeated throughout the Labour leadership campaign his desire to end any prospect of renewing the Trident nuclear missile.

Quite apart from burnishing his left-wing credentials, since Labour abandoned its commitment to unilateral nuclear disarmament in the 1980s, the policy allows the long-time supporter of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament to make promises on public spending his rivals cannot match.

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The Islington North MP reckons the £100 billion saved could be re-directed to reverse austerity, giving him a largely costed plan to boost public services.

While arguing a secure world is "not created by an arms race", others would beg to differ as to whether abandoning the weapons system is a wise move in an unstable world.

In any case, this is a pick 'n' mix of what £100 billion could buy at the same time.

What cancelling Trident could fund

And there would still be enough spare change to buy £85 million of footballer in the shape of Gareth Bale, the world's most expensive player.

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