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Hinkley Point C: When it comes to nuclear power, the state should take control

"The market is simply not able to send firm signals to investors"

By Malcolm Grimston  

A small police presence near an inflatable elephant with a respectful message addressed to the Chinese President Xi Jinping, saying that EDF's Hinkley Point C nuclear power station would be "a bad investment" for the Chinese state, which has been set up in an anti-nuclear campaign camp on a roundabout near the nuclear power station in Somerset. ©Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A small police presence near an inflatable elephant with a respectful message addressed to the Chinese President Xi Jinping, saying that EDF's Hinkley Point C nuclear power station would be "a bad investment" for the Chinese state, which has been set up in an anti-nuclear campaign camp on a roundabout near the nuclear power station in Somerset. ©Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images Hinkley Point C nuclear power station would be “a bad investment” for the Chinese state. This message was written on the side of an inflatable white elephant delivered to the…

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