Killer-whale-submarine is awesome, baffling, singlehanded argument for progressive taxation

Climb in your metal Orca and breach the sea.

Things I learned over the weekend: 1) There is a magazine called Yacht Investor, which people read on trains out of Waterloo. 2) The sort of person who Invests in Yachts is also the target market for something called a Seabreacher, which has just launched "a new Orca model".

Here is a video of the new Orca model:

The seabreacher costs "around $100,000", and singlehandedly makes the argument for progressive taxation. I have no qualms about saying: If you own this, you have too much money.

A seabreacher breaches the sea. Photograph: Seabreacher.com

Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter.

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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.