we’re going to have a new generation of nuclear power stations. The sites have just been announced. The news made me think immediately of what Zac Goldsmith said to me, when I interviewed him ahead of his standing as a Conservative candidate for Richmond. Here’s an extract:
What if he watches his leader give in and approve more nuclear energy? Will he walk? ‘If and when the Conservative Party forms the next Government, regardless of my role within that, it’s not going to stop me pushing these ideas. If David Cameron, with his clear rhetoric and understanding of the gravity of the situation, doesn’t get to grips with these issues in his time as Prime Minister, then we’re stuffed. He made it a big part of his message.’
And if he fails? ‘It’ll be incredibly demoralising for anyone who’s concerned. People will just throw their arms in the air and say, “What’s the point?”‘
So there you have it. That’s all from the Mail On Sunday’s Live magazine, September 2009. Over to you, Zac.