Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Renewable Energy

Think how they felt. But they had been warned to be polite.

Of course, if this had been Jeremy Corbyn, then we would never have heard the end of how he hated children.

But anyway, if Theresa May now maintains that hers is the party of civil nuclear power, then that represents a very significant change.

David Cameron, with his windmill fixation, called it "a last resort" when Gordon Brown and the then Energy Secretary, Ed Miliband, were expanding it.

The unions have always been significant proponents of it.

It is true that Corbyn has a history of lukewarmness towards it. But he supports the current project in Copeland.

His more general reservations are rooted in his continuing support, which I have heard him express to many thousands of people and the television cameras, for the renewed exploitation of this country's vast reserves of coal.

During the last Parliament, I heard Miliband say the same thing to the same enormous and televised annual event.

If May can shift on nuclear power, then she can shift on coal, too.

Or be replaced with someone who would indeed bring back that industry, with its vital role in securing this country's independence from the world's volatile centres of oil and gas production, and who had proved that he would by his pressing of her to do so.

Step forward, Jeremy Corbyn.

1 comment:

  1. Step forward, David Lindsay.

    If only. We could always generate electricity by burning Neil Fleming for depriving us of your leadership.