Does anyone still think Hinkley C is a good idea?

Over a month ago the Stop Hinkley Campaign asked if there is anyone left who still thinks Hinkley Point C is a good idea – apart from EDF and George Osborne of course?

Stop Hinkley spokesperson, Roy Pumfrey said:

The critical comments have been coming thick and fast over the past few years– including from utility chiefs, City analysts, the Chancellor’s father-in-law and a former Tory Chancellor. How many more nuclear supporters have to stand up against this scheme, which has left the City flabbergasted, before the Government and EDF do the sensible thing and call a halt to this ludicrously expensive deal?”

Since then, the comments have just kept coming – from The Economist to The Ecologist; from George Monbiot to FT columnist Nick Butler. Here’s a selection. Critical views on the Hinkley

It’s also worth remembering that according to former Labour spin doctor, Damian McBride, Ed Balls was, if he became Chancellor, planning to review the spiralling costs of new nuclear power plants with a view to scrapping them. He decided this AFTER briefings from the Treasury.


Published: 25 September 2015
Last updated: 28 September 2015