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Even the French are starting to realise that Hinkley Point is a nuclear turkey

The finance director of EDF, the French energy giant, has quit over its plans to build George Osborne’s new pet project : a new power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset. At first glance, this seems odd: isn’t the whole problem that the Chancellor has pledged so much taxpayers’ money to this white elephant so the public will be royally ripped off to the benefit of French (and, recently, Chinese) investors? When it’s up and running, yes.

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