Nuclear power

How many people have swum the Channel?

28 September 2019 9:00 am

Journey’s end Holidaymakers are being flown home after travel company Thomas Cook failed. The idea might have horrified the company’s…

Clean-up workers, known as ‘roof cats’, prepare to remove radioactive debris with shovels and handbarrows from the damaged reactor, October 1968

The Chernobyl catastrophe was a foregone conclusion

12 May 2018 9:00 am

In the early days of the atomic age, Soviet students debated whether it was nobler to become a physicist or…

Putting a price on Winston Churchill’s head

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Getting a head Barack Obama dismissed Boris Johnson’s accusations that he shown disdain for Sir Winston Churchill by removing a bust…

If there’s a crash now, the markets will have done it to themselves

20 February 2016 9:00 am

All this talk of a new financial apocalypse, so soon after the last one, is starting to annoy me. Partly…

France can’t build its own new nuclear power stations, let alone ours

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Amid all the turmoil in global energy markets, we should not lose sight of the UK power programme that we’re…

Just what Tom Watson needs: a Bananarama tribute band

26 September 2015 8:00 am

Available for parties Labour deputy leader Tom Watson said that leaving his party to join the Liberal Democrats would be…

George Osborne’s epic kowtow to China

26 September 2015 8:00 am

Any British Prime Minister who meets the Dalai Lama knows it will upset the Chinese government — but for decades,…

The triumph of nuclear weapons – and the defeat of nuclear power

15 August 2015 9:00 am

‘I visited the black marble obelisk which marks the epicentre of the explosion, and I saw the plain domestic wall-clock…

How Italy failed the stress test (and Emilio Botín didn’t)

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Continuing last week’s theme, it was the Italian banks — with nine fails, four still requiring capital injections — that…

Why has Britain signed up for the world’s most expensive power station?

22 February 2014 9:00 am

‘As part of our plan to help Britain succeed, after months of negotiation, today we have a deal for the…