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The nuclear industry has always been intrinsically bound up with state militarism and in the globalised marketplace. Now some companies are happily crossing national boundaries with these most sensitive of commodities.

Janet Kilburn looks at British government contracts for nuclear weapons production.

Business is booming!

In the post-Thatcherist political landscape of British society we continue, in a truly
British fashion, to maintain the notion of the level playing field, meanwhile
progressing the ethos of protectionist privatisation with a ruthless and self-serving
agenda.

New phrases (and concepts) such as public-private-partnership and private
finance initiative are commonplace in the political language of modern Britain
under Tony Blair's personal version of caring capitalism.

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