When you’re a nuclear energy company it pays to have friends in high places. When you’re EDF, however, and you’re negotiating to buy UK nuclear company British Energy, you can do better than that.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is a huge fan of nuclear – he’s desperate for a UK nuclear ‘renaissance’. When EDF was successful in buying British Energy, he said: ‘This deal is good value for the taxpayer and a significant step towards the construction of a new generation of nuclear stations.’

That being the case, we’d love to know what he and his younger brother Andrew talk about whenever they get together.

Andrew Brown is head of media relations at EDF Energy.