However it was good to hear that residents in Shepperdine hope the ruling by the German government to close all of the country’s nuclear power stations will mean no new plant at Oldbury (pictured left). Reg Illingworth, chair of Shepperdine Against Nuclear Energy (SANE), said fellow anti-nuclear campaigners were the most optimistic they had ever been since they began their fight against a potential new nuclear plant. See here.
Lastly three Lib Dems will have the chance to demonstrate 'muscular liberalism' or 'liberal capitulation' on Tuesday when the vote for public subsidy - or not - of nuclear power at the Public Bill Committee - see Greenpeace blog here which starts: "On the eve of a vital vote on taxpayer subsidies for nuclear power, we've published the results of an exclusive opinion poll which shows that the majority of people - 46 per cent - oppose any future subsidy for the nuclear power industry - compared to less than a third who support it (32%). Liberal Democrat MPs stood at the last election on a manifesto pledge of opposing new nuclear power and ending public subsidy: these opinion poll findings will be a reminder of what the electorate expect."