Theresa May has finally made up her mind on something. Whatever next?

Prof Honeydew

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Maybe someone pointed out that Britain faces a serious power shortage when the coal-fired and remaining old-technology nuclear stations are decommissioned over the next decade. Whatever. Theresa May's government has decided to go ahead with Hinkley Point nuclear station without any changes to the deal after a two-month delay that had everyone baffled.

Hinkley Point: UK approves nuclear plant deal - BBC News

Could this be a sign that May is finally confronting reality three months after the Brexit vote gridlocked the governing of Britain?
 


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civil servants were quoted in one UK newspaper before she became PM as having a nick name among them as 'May or May not', as she could not make a definite decision on anything to save her life and everything was dragged out in her department.
 

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The Chinese will be spying on them now........................
 

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Imagine taking time to consider something...
 

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Sounds like China told May the hard facts when she was at the G20. This is a major climb down by her.
 

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Imagine taking time to consider something...
They had already taken years and had decided on it , she was in the cabinet and would have heard all the arguments for and against.

When she announced she was delaying the process observers said it was just her natural instinct be hesitant on everything and this would only be a delay and it would certainly happen as the expert advice etc would not change.

All she has done is delayed a cast iron decision and pissed off China into the bargain , a nation that post brexit UK will be wanting to build a strong relationship with.

This episode is not her finest hour.
 

Prof Honeydew

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civil servants were quoted in one UK newspaper before she became PM as having a nick name among them as 'May or May not', as she could not make a definite decision on anything to save her life and everything was dragged out in her department.
Maybe she holds Garret FitzGerald as the blueprint of how to run a government.
 

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How's the whole Brexit doo-dah coming along for her?

Trust in allah but tether your camel:

A Brexit bolthole? For €100 you can become an e-resident of an EU country you've never visited

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/15/estonia-e-residency-european-union-brexit-eu-referendum
This isn't a Brexit thread. To be fair there around 342 Brexit threads to ask that question on - almost every one of them started by someone who supposedly 'couldn't care less what Britain does' .
 

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The defender of Britain's amour propre is on board the thread now, I see!
 

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The defender of Britain's amour propre is on board the thread now, I see!
Not really, unless you seriously think anyone woke up this morning and thought 'I know what Pie needs - yet another thread on Brexit'. Or are you seriously claiming May was going to bin the project.

And most of them started by posters who claim to not even notice the UK :roll:

Or were you as I suspect just firing off unsolicited ad hom?
 
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Mind you, it's nice to see the French and the Chinese still investing billions into such a project despite Brexit.
 

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Good to see this going ahead and not bowing to the wind power and wood chip lobby.
 

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Maybe someone pointed out that Britain faces a serious power shortage when the coal-fired and remaining old-technology nuclear stations are decommissioned over the next decade. Whatever. Theresa May's government has decided to go ahead with Hinkley Point nuclear station without any changes to the deal after a two-month delay that had everyone baffled.

Hinkley Point: UK approves nuclear plant deal - BBC News

Could this be a sign that May is finally confronting reality three months after the Brexit vote gridlocked the governing of Britain?
I already posted this elsewhere, and it is a view I share.

Hinkley Pointless | The Economist

The magazine is saying that renewable energy costs are falling so fast that nuclear power is a technological dead end.
 

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'We have our country back' cried the Brexiteers.

Now China and France control your nuclear electricity. That worked out well.
 


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