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Sir Bernard Jenkin, the Conservative MP and chair of the liaison committee, said the UK should never have allowed China to have a role in building nuclear power stations.
Following the government’s decision to ban Huawei from the UK’s 5G network over security concerns, Jenkin said China should also not be allowed to “take control of other critical national infrastructure like nuclear power”.
I was absolutely aghast when a Chinese reactor design, controlled and operated by the Chinese, was proposed for Bradwell. The whole ‘golden age’ policy I was always opposed to.
What this is about is a complete strategic blindness about the nature of the Chinese regime, its long-term strategy where we seem to have no strategy, no statecraft involved in this.
Nicola Sturgeon has set out new plans for surveillance of coronavirus, as she confirmed there had been no further deaths of people testing positive for the virus for the seventh day running.
Data from the National Records of Scotland indicated that this is the 11th week in a row that the number of deaths where Covid is mentioned on the death certificate has fallen.
As we all go out and about more it becomes increasingly important that we are very alert, hyper-vigilant, to any early warnings that case numbers might be starting to increase again.
Read more: theguardian.com