Wednesday 16 March 2011
Where is Labour on Nuclear Power?
A quick review of her recent pronouncements is very revealing about the current lack of strategy within the Labour party and their total unreadiness for returning to power at all.
She is to be seen running around the country promoting worthy green, expounding on purely 'Green' issues. having nice conversations about how nasty the Coalition is with media like 'Business Green.' Or wittering on about the creation of 'Green' Jobs - a term where being polite you could say the meaning is somewhat ambiguous.
And that is it. No comment on the events in Japan, which is very telling. Labour had a terrible record on Nuclear power in Government. it lefty sandal wearers dead against and Blairites all for corporatism and supporting the big energy companies who were lobbying for it.
The mess, as my co-author Nick Drew has said many times, has left the UK with no energy strategy and facing the potential for either the lights going out in 2014/15 or huge bills from France.
None of this is currently acknowledged as Meg Hillier stays on the safe ground of appealing to emotions only and refusing to address any real macro issues; just like the Labour Government's record on Energy when in power.