Titanic II: "It will be the most safe cruise ship in the world when it launches" - business quote of the day

Still convincing after all these years.

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer has revealed plans to build Titanic II,  a working "full-scale re-creation" of the Titanic, which sank in 1912.

The ship will be made in China and begin carrying passengers in the third quarter of 2016. Using - get this - exact blueprints of the original.

A Blue Line representative told Mashable, "It will be the most safe cruise ship in the world when it launches."

Unsinkable, eh? Sure we've heard that one somewhere before.

This will "definitely not" happen again. Photograph: Getty Images

Martha Gill writes the weekly Irrational Animals column. You can follow her on Twitter here: @Martha_Gill.

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What did Jeremy Corbyn really say about Bin Laden?

He's been critiqued for calling Bin Laden's death a "tragedy". But what did Jeremy Corbyn really say?

Jeremy Corbyn is under fire for describing Bin Laden’s death as a “tragedy” in the Sun, but what did the Labour leadership frontrunner really say?

In remarks made to Press TV, the state-backed Iranian broadcaster, the Islington North MP said:

“This was an assassination attempt, and is yet another tragedy, upon a tragedy, upon a tragedy. The World Trade Center was a tragedy, the attack on Afghanistan was a tragedy, the war in Iraq was a tragedy. Tens of thousands of people have died.”

He also added that it was his preference that Osama Bin Laden be put on trial, a view shared by, among other people, Barack Obama and Boris Johnson.

Although Andy Burnham, one of Corbyn’s rivals for the leadership, will later today claim that “there is everything to play for” in the contest, with “tens of thousands still to vote”, the row is unlikely to harm Corbyn’s chances of becoming Labour leader. 

Stephen Bush is editor of the Staggers, the New Statesman’s political blog.