No Hinkley Decision!
Gatwick, Heathrow, HS2, Brexit and the latest – a French built Nuclear Power Station at Hinkley Point.
What do they all have in common?
They are all examples of British politicians’ inability to take a decision without YEARS of meetings, inquiries, meetings, Royal Commissions, debates followed by more meetings.
Unfortunately, high-level decision-taking is a skill which few possess. Cameron’s fondness for inquiries and bad decisions was well-known. In fact, when he was presented with an unequivocal Brexit decision by the British people, he panicked, squealed and ran away.
Theresa May has the manner and promise of someone who is not afraid to take a decision but as one suspects that a French-built , Chinese-financed nuclear power station with what looks like untested technology as well as an open-ended budget is a BAD idea – she should put EDF out of its misery and simply say “Non!”
Love her or hate her, Margaret Thatcher was the last Prime Minister who was not afraid to take very unpopular decisions and treated her Cabinet as no more that lightweight ballast. She took a decision and their job was no more than to deliver a few seconds of synchronised nodding.
This Brexit era needs a PM with an aversion to meetings and inquiries and who is able to give us all a definite ‘steer’.
On this occasion, that may well involve upsetting the French…..but let’s face it…every decision, no matter how difficult, can have its UP-side!