Anyhow, in a rather passive manner the UK seems to have played the game with a straight bat by denying Mikhail Fridman a 'comfort letter' re: his planned acquisition of RWE's North Sea assets - something else that may not sit well with our German friends.
RWE, it will be recalled (click on label), along with its fellow German mega-utilities is right up a gum-tree, courtesy of Berlin's demented energy policies - wildly, infeasibly green + anti nuke. They will all be making big asset sales in an attempt to steady the balance sheets: and RWE is in the bed nearest the door. They need the dosh, and now we've stopped it.
This is the thanks Germany gets for letting the Hinkley Point nonsense go through the EC?!
|EDF Radioactive Turd|
But on that front, there is someone else with a mighty beef: the French have let EDF's CEO go ! Just hours after his Hinkley triumph. Not green enough, they say. Of course he's not: FFS, he's the bright orange, glow-in-the-dark head of EDF ! Le Turd Radioactif lui-même !
Couldn't happen to a nicer chap: I laughed until I stopped. In this country he would have been given a peerage. Perhaps Cameron will.