Our inept PM has been playing host to the Chinese leader Xi Jinping this week and while, for once, he didn’t embarrass himself, he managed to sign an agreement for a joint venture between France and China to build a nuclear reactor to supply energy where the Chinese will have a free hand in the modality of its construction. The news on 31st October is that a building collapsed in Beiwudu in Wuyang County killing 17 people, leaving 23 injured. I wonder whether Dave might want to reconsider such a partnership scheme as there won’t be a UK if this goes ahead. I would certainly have reservations that below-standard building techniques could be used which would be disastrous and cause another Fukishima.
I have previously stated my preference for renewable energy to be nurtured as it is quicker, easier and more effective to get up and running and there is a long-term pay off for these. The same cannot be said for nuclear which, by its very nature, needs to be carefully managed at every stage and I wonder if Dave has thought this through thoroughly enough.