Go ahead given for 2 new reactors at Hinkley Point

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Maggot, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    BandWagon are you saying 90,000 pages because I said that or did you see it somewhere?
     
  2. BandWagon

    BandWagon Life's a bitch and then you die...

    I can't remember, did you see it or just make it up?
     
  3. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I think I heard it on the radio but now I can't find any evidence for it..
     
  4. BandWagon

    BandWagon Life's a bitch and then you die...

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  5. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Yes, 90,000 pages apparently. I believe it's all here divided into 1,028 documents
     
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  6. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I am going to resist the temptation to peek in to that ....
     
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  7. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

  8. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    vince cable's a proven liar who I wouldn't trust as far as I could kick him tho
     
  9. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Think I would probably say thanks but no thanks if somebody turned up offering to build me a nuclear reactor much more cheaply than China could manage.
     
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  10. BandWagon

    BandWagon Life's a bitch and then you die...

    It's not the Chinese who are building it, they're justing financing it. It's EDF that's building it. In fact the 2 Chinese ERP reactors are being provided by the Japanese, I think.
     
  11. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    With the yen so strong against the pound, now would be a good time for Japanese reactor builders to agree to build some cheaper, more established designs.
     
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  12. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    For reasons of historical sensitivity, it's generally referred to as tactical withdrawal
     
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  13. Xenonxenon

    Xenonxenon Banned Banned

    proper nationalist stuff.
     
  14. Xenonxenon

    Xenonxenon Banned Banned

    china wont give a shit.
     
  15. coley

    coley Well-Known Member

    Oh, bugger off and take a joke, lighten up.
     
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  17. coley

    coley Well-Known Member

    Chinas not building or supplying the reactors, EDF is, and by all accounts they are totally Shyte,
    Buggerniell, never thought I would support a Tory led decision, bur on this occasion they are spot on.
    However, being Tories, one wonders at what they are actually up to! Genuine fear that consumers are going to be hammered! or squeezing the most money out of the deal for their city chums?
     
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  18. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    Financialised capital does not take kindly to its consolidator client states needlessly indebting themselves to other states, when they could be deepening their debt to fin corps via the bond markets. Where's the profit in borrowing from the 'communists'?
     
  19. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Do you mean south Korea rather than north?
     
  20. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    That's why so many companies were queuing up to finance the project I suppose.
     
  21. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    Last week's UK Bond auction was 5 times over-subscribed, so yes...they are/would be if the state decided to finance the work in that way.
     
  22. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    There's a bit of a difference in risk there.
     
  23. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    Capitalists are not stupid.
     
  24. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Well first you claimed they don't "take kindly to its consolidator client states needlessly indebting themselves to other states" and then you're saying they are happy about this because the risk are too great for them.
     
  25. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    No, I think you mis-understand me. Fincap want to maximise any opportunity to indebt consoldiator states, replacing the (corp) tax component of revenue with their profitable usury. If the UK state borrows from other states, there's no profit or leverage for fincap.
     
  26. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    The Hinkley deal was a shrewd move by Cameron and Obsorne then, sticking two fingers up the capitalists and getting France and China to shoulder the considerable risk for a possible steady profit in order to satisfy their political desires to build their own nuclear industries.
     
  27. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    Depends from who's perspective you're viewing the deal. From the perspective of the nationalist vermin (now more powerful in the party) it looks like compromising national security & conceding sovereignty; not in vogue atm. For taxpayers & customers it appears that we will pay hugely expensive bills for Cam's "shredness". And lastly, as I've said, for fincap the whole thing looks like a lost opportunity.
     
  28. Looks like that from where I'm standing too. May done right on this issue if you ask me.
     
  29. gosub

    gosub ~#

  30. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    I'd hold your plaudits if I were you; we don't yet know what she's done or why.
     
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