Total number of British Soldiers killed in Afghanistan = 290
Could I come to love the coalition?
It’s been a lonely thankless task trying to persuade parliament that New Nuclear is an expensive unaffordable mistake. I had had a debate exposing the vast insurance liability that has been dumped on taxpayers. The world’s only New Nuclear station is three years late and 2€billion over budget. Few were persuaded – until today.
Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne, the new energy and climate change secretary of state, admitted to the Guardian this week that the government already faces a £4bn funding black hole over existing radioactive waste.
Greenpeace said, ' These documents blow EDF's claim that they won't need any subsidies for new nuclear clean out of the water. They know full well that the economics of nuclear don't stack up and that new reactors will only ever happen if the British taxpayer is forced yet again to carry the atomic can."
The coalition deal is that nuclear is only acceptable without public subsidy. That’s sound perfect to me
May Mandleson 1902 -2010
My oldest constituent has died at the age of 108.
Three years I filmed May Mandleson at a residential home. She was still remarkably clear-headed and entertaining. Up to a year or two previously she did the Times crossword every day. I also filmed her earlier providing me with high tea in her Newport Home. She talked of the Titanic and her early days watching the boats on the Clyde. She recalls when she was kept at home for three weeks because of an undesirable companion.
Her husband lived to 101 in spite of his unhealthy occupation of running a tobacconist shop in the centre of Newport. Her son told me that American researchers wanted to interview her to discover the secret of her longevity. ‘My parents’ he told me ‘ lived off cheese, butter and a wholly unhealthy diet.’ The Americans would not learn much from that.
What May had was a lively enquiring intelligent mind that she exercised every day. That may be the secret of her long happy life.
Are the Cumbria mass murders connected with the use of medicines for depression? Character changes that caused similar event elsewhere have been traced to the use of anti-depressants.