Dumping Radiactive Waste UK & Europe
by National Geographic
by National Geographic
All Aboard, All Aboard. Disenfranchised Socialists.
You are disenfranchised because you have nobody to vote for.
It’s not my place to say this – you are so totally aware of it.
All aboard. All Aboard.
Together we are strong.
1.50AM EDIT: We are strong.
2amish Whatever happens, we are stronger and we are progressing.
Philip Green actually owns three yachts – the new Lionheart at 90 metres, the 63 metre previous Lionheart renamed Lionheart V and a 33 meter fast sports yacht called Lionchase.
evader [ed: avoider. Oops, sorry so easy to make that mistake] Green was appointed by previous Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron to advise on austerity.
Sir Philip Green to examine government spending
[H]is appointment was criticised by Paul Kenny, head of the GMB union, who pointed out that Sir Philip’s wife – the named owner of Arcadia – lives in the tax haven of Monaco.
He said: “If we were seeking advice about marketing or selling clothes he is someone you might ask. This is about the health, education and care of millions of our fellow citizens – not about importing cheap clothing.”
And the Public and Commercial Services Union, which represents civil servants, said: “It’s not that surprising that the millionaires in the cabinet have appointed a billionaire to say that their cuts, which will devastate communities in the UK, are ‘fair’.”
But Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude defended Sir Philip’s appointment, saying he had a “sharp eye for detail” and could guide the government on contracts and leases signed up to in future.
“He’s shown how he can turn around big complex businesses. Government is a huge complex organisation, and while it’s not the same as a business, a lot of the same disciplines are needed,” he added.
Was he advising Osborne?
Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn should be commended in opposing and Prime Minister Theresa May should be commended in showing caution and wisdom in the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. There are so many causes for concern in these proposals. Hinkley Point C should not proceed at any cost and there should be thorough, clear and sober assessment.
The proposed Hinkley Point C reactors (2 of them) are a new and unproven design of reactor, the European Pressurized Reactor (EPR). EPRs are a form of Pressurised Water Reactor.
The four EPRs already being built have all experienced construction problems and are all uncompleted, over-budget and delayed by years.
Four EPR units are under construction. The first two, in Finland and France, are both facing costly construction delays (to at least 2018). Construction commenced on two Chinese units in 2009 and 2010. The Chinese units were to start operation in 2014 and 2015, but are now expected to come online in 2017.
Olkiluoto 3 in Finland was scheduled to go online in 2009. It is currently expected to start operation in 2018. source It is hugely over-budget. source
Flamanville 3 in France was due to start operation in 2012. It is currently delayed until late 2018. source
These dates of 2018 should be regarded as optimistic spin likely to be superseded with later dates.
Flamanville‘s lid and base to the reactor vessel are flawed and below the required standard, weakened by excessive carbon content in the steel. There are suggestions that the French nuclear safety authority (ASN) may require that the vessel is replaced or even that the project is abandoned.
Areva aware ‘as early as 2006’ of serious fault in nuclear reactor destined for UK
UPDATE 2-French regulator delays decision on EDF Flamanville reactor to end-2016
and really enjoying it.
I think it’s great. Only about 1/3 way through yet.
Up yer bum
ed: Still going. Enjoying it
ed: Good fillum mate. She just died
ed: The end was crap but then you can’t please anyone ;)
My analysis is that the disenfranchised – through being denied the ability to vote for anybody that represented their interests – are no longer disenfranchised. I suggest that the claims that a Corbyn government is unelectable is very seriously challenged. (I’m being polite ;)
Corbyn:”It’s not about me. It’s about what we have to do together”
“We’re all going to have to work hard together”
to recognise that Israel subjects Palestinian children to cruel and degrading treatment