Congratulations to the French government who now owns the British nuclear industry. Let’s hope they make a better job of it than the British government who’ve made places in Britain some of the most radioactive in the world.
And so Britain marches into its nuclear future. What could possibly go wrong? Well, quite a lot actually. Speaking to a meeting of trade unionists last month, UK finance minister Alistair Darling admitted that higher wages may have to be offered to nuclear inspectors because nobody wants to be one.
You read that right. Britain is launching its nuclear ‘renaissance’ with a shortage of safety inspectors. Does the nuclear industry drive their cars without wearing their seat belts? Get hot dishes out the oven without oven gloves? Go sunbathing without sun lotion? Nothing would surprise us.