UK Politics - General News & Discussion

For discussions on politics and current events.
User avatar
SKB
Senior Member
Posts: 7231
Joined: 30 Apr 2015, 18:35
Has liked: 4 times
Been liked: 9 times
England

Re: UK Politics - General News & Discussion

Post by SKB »

UK announces sites for prototype nuclear fusion plant.

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has short-listed five locations around the UK as potential sites for the UK's first-ever prototype nuclear fusion energy plant. The plant will be known as the Spherical Tokamak Energy Plant (STEP) and could be built at;

* Ardeer (North Ayrshire)
* Goole (East Riding of Yorkshire)
* Moorside (Cumbria)
* Ratcliffe-on-Soar (Nottinghamshire)
* Severn Edge (South Gloucestershire & Gloucestershire)

More: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/five ... ergy-plant


(UKAEA) 26th May 2021
The UK's new national fusion energy experiment, MAST Upgrade, has produced impressive first results - and they point to a solution to one of the key challenges in commercialising fusion

User avatar
SKB
Senior Member
Posts: 7231
Joined: 30 Apr 2015, 18:35
Has liked: 4 times
Been liked: 9 times
England

Re: UK Politics - General News & Discussion

Post by SKB »

Sir David Amess MP murdered
Image

Image

On 15 October 2021, Sir David Amess MP was stabbed multiple times while holding his Southend West constituency surgery, and died at the scene of the attack. Police have arrested a 25 year old Somalian man.

Update: Essex police have now classed the murder as a "terrorist incident".

Scimitar54
Senior Member
Posts: 1282
Joined: 13 Jul 2015, 05:10
Has liked: 16 times
Been liked: 20 times
United Kingdom

Re: UK Politics - General News & Discussion

Post by Scimitar54 »

Thank you for posting this …… For obvious reasons I cannot give it “a like”, but I can personally confirm that he was a very decent Politician.

RunningStrong
Member
Posts: 800
Joined: 06 May 2015, 20:52
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 0

Re: UK Politics - General News & Discussion

Post by RunningStrong »

SKB wrote:UK announces sites for prototype nuclear fusion plant.

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has short-listed five locations around the UK as potential sites for the UK's first-ever prototype nuclear fusion energy plant. The plant will be known as the Spherical Tokamak Energy Plant (STEP) and could be built at;

* Ardeer (North Ayrshire)
* Goole (East Riding of Yorkshire)
* Moorside (Cumbria)
* Ratcliffe-on-Soar (Nottinghamshire)
* Severn Edge (South Gloucestershire & Gloucestershire)

More: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/five ... ergy-plant


(UKAEA) 26th May 2021
The UK's new national fusion energy experiment, MAST Upgrade, has produced impressive first results - and they point to a solution to one of the key challenges in commercialising fusion
Disappointing that none of the Welsh options, including Aberthaw made it.to the shortlist. Hopefully the site will be out to good use after the coal station has cleared.

User avatar
SKB
Senior Member
Posts: 7231
Joined: 30 Apr 2015, 18:35
Has liked: 4 times
Been liked: 9 times
England

Re: UK Politics - General News & Discussion

Post by SKB »



Southend-on-sea in Essex has been granted City status by HM The Queen, partly in memoriam to its late MP, Sir David Amess.

User avatar
SKB
Senior Member
Posts: 7231
Joined: 30 Apr 2015, 18:35
Has liked: 4 times
Been liked: 9 times
England

Re: UK Politics - General News & Discussion

Post by SKB »



:lol: :clap: :twisted:

SW1
Senior Member
Posts: 2820
Joined: 27 Aug 2018, 19:12
Has liked: 15 times
Been liked: 37 times
United Kingdom

Re: UK Politics - General News & Discussion

Post by SW1 »

The folly of 2 decades of European and UK “green” energy in one image, and where the actual important sea lanes are.

These users liked the author SW1 for the post:
Defiance

topman
Member
Posts: 579
Joined: 07 May 2015, 20:56
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 1 time
Tokelau

Re: UK Politics - General News & Discussion

Post by topman »

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... SApp_Other

Not the first time, maybe a slow news day.

SW1
Senior Member
Posts: 2820
Joined: 27 Aug 2018, 19:12
Has liked: 15 times
Been liked: 37 times
United Kingdom

Re: UK Politics - General News & Discussion

Post by SW1 »

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-59984380

MI5 has issued a rare warning that an alleged Chinese agent has infiltrated Parliament to interfere in UK politics.
An alert from the security service said Christine Ching Kui Lee "established links" for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) with current and aspiring MPs.
She then gave donations to politicians, with funding coming from foreign nationals in China and Hong Kong. It comes after a "significant, long-running" investigation by MI5, Whitehall sources told the BBC.

One of the MPs funded by Ms Lee was Labour's Barry Gardiner, who received over £420,000 from her in five years - but he said he had always made the security services aware of the donations.

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey also received a £5,000 donation when he was energy secretary - but he said the money was accepted by his local association and it was "the first time he has been given cause to be concerned".

SW1
Senior Member
Posts: 2820
Joined: 27 Aug 2018, 19:12
Has liked: 15 times
Been liked: 37 times
United Kingdom

Re: UK Politics - General News & Discussion

Post by SW1 »

How long does the sound bite slogan global Britain survive in a post boris political world and with it those who hitched their colours to it?

Scimitar54
Senior Member
Posts: 1282
Joined: 13 Jul 2015, 05:10
Has liked: 16 times
Been liked: 20 times
United Kingdom

Re: UK Politics - General News & Discussion

Post by Scimitar54 »

“Global Britain” has never been a mere soundbite. It has been a fact for centuries! On the other hand, How long did “Cool (FOOL) Britannia” last, okay? :lol:
These users liked the author Scimitar54 for the post:
jedibeeftrix

SW1
Senior Member
Posts: 2820
Joined: 27 Aug 2018, 19:12
Has liked: 15 times
Been liked: 37 times
United Kingdom

Re: UK Politics - General News & Discussion

Post by SW1 »

Seems they were all at it weekly…


Post Reply