A CGI image of the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset [Image: EDF Energy/PA].

A CGI image of the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset [Image: EDF Energy/PA].


What do Vox Political readers think of this?

As far as This Writer can tell, George Osborne signed a deal to produce a nuclear power station that the UK doesn’t want, with a country (China) that has an extremely dodgy record and is now accused of industrial espionage.

It seems strange that Mr Osborne’s involvement has been glossed-over. If there is any doubt over the correctness of his decision to invite China into the UK to part-run our energy production, then why is he not being challenged on it?

Let’s have your views, please.

Theresa May is being urged to pull the plug on the controversial Hinkley Point C project immediately, after new allegations of spying in the US by a consultant working for the Chinese co-investor in the planned nuclear plant.

The new government is currently in the middle of a review of the £18.5bn Hinkley scheme following a final investment decision by the developers, EDF of France and its Beijing-based partner China General Nuclear Power (CGN).

Paul Dorfman, a senior research fellow at University College London, said the British prime minister could legitimately blame poor French reactor technology if she wanted to save face with the Chinese.

“No other OECD country would let China into its critical nuclear infrastructure, given its history of nuclear weapon proliferation. May has already taken the diplomatic ‘hit’ for this, so what’s she got to lose?”

Source: May urged to pull plug immediately on Hinkley C over spying allegations | UK news | The Guardian

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