A failure to act inspired by political cowardice?

It cannot be ignorance. Ministers and officials know the score about Britain’s precarious energy supplies. If their failure to act – as distinct from appointing inquiries – is because of complacency, it is risk-taking to the point of recklessness. Many suspect the real reason that prevents them from “selling” the need for nuclear power to safeguard future supplies of electricity at a reasonable cost is political cowardice born of political correctness.


Sir Bernard Ingham - Thursday, 27th October, 2005