Despite numerous attempts by the pro nuclear politicians of the main parties to push the propaganda that building will start soon, Hinkley C will never be built, we have been here before! Does the following sound familiar? Even though Mrs Thatcher had been given permission to build Hinkley C by Mr Barnes the inspector after a year-long public inquiry, and with all the taxpayers’ money available, Hinkley C was never built. Why not? It was a combination of two key factors which meant that the government of the day did not continue to use its permission to complete the building of Hinkley C. The first factor was the rising costs of nuclear. During the extensive public enquiry the true escalating costs of nuclear compared with other forms of generation were exposed to the public and the government. (Read Crispin Aubery’s book on the Hinkley inquiry called Meltdown.) If Mrs Thatcher could not build Hinkley C then there is very little chance of David Cameron doing so! Exactly the same problems exist now as they did then, the escalating costs and another international nuclear disaster.