Tom Burke at Hinkley Point
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Nuclear Power: Burke on Hinkley Point, EDF and China

A highlight of Chancellor George Osborne's visit to China was the announcement of £2bn of Chinese investment for a nuclear power station at Hinkley Point.

But critics point to progress at other EDF projects, and doubt the Somerset scheme can be built on time and on budget.

In a personal film, the chairman of environmental think tank E3G Tom Burke claims it would be "a very bad deal for Britain" - for both the environment and taxpayers - describing it as an "expensive folly".

Mr Burke will be a guest on Wednesday's Daily Politics debating this film with MPs around 12:40 BST and the full programme will be on iPlayer for 30 days.

  • 21 Oct 2015