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Do the UK government’s sums on Hinkley nuclear add up any more ?

Unearthed 29th Sept 2017, Doug Parr: Nuclear power is failing worldwide, it’s time for Hammond to
back away. Across the world investors are turning their backs on the
floundering nuclear industry – with good reason.

Do the UK government’s sums on Hinkley and climate change add up any more? It must be hard being a
civil servant. Think about the gyrations they must perform trying to
justify the UK nuclear power programme.

They cannot allow the mask ofcredibility to slip, otherwise government reasoning would be questioned,
ministerial reputations would be damaged, and uncomfortable discussions
about competence would need to be had. Like acrobats performing without a
safety net, civil servants have to hold tight and maintain a look of calm
poise, even with disaster looming.


October 4, 2017 - Posted by | general

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