Roy Pumfrey: FAR from celebrating the return to ‘action’ of Hinkley Point B, we should be concerned and amazed. Hinkley B is a hangover from the days when getting an old car through its MoT was a nerve-wracking business. For a start, there was that sharp intake of a mechanic’s breathe when he cast eyes on the rusty old banger and started thinking about his bill. Instead of querying whether the wad of dosh demanded by said mechanic was money well spent, EdeF just went ahead and splashed out £3m, as if it was somebody else’s money. Which, of course, it is, as it’ll be the French Government picking up the tab for HPB. And if the mechanic had said that all that money would only keep the banger running for another six months, if you were lucky, surely you’d have paused for thought?
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