This weekend people are being reminded that it is 30 years
since Margaret Thatcher swept in to power.
At the time I was involved in the occupation of the site which
became the Torness Nukiller reactor.
The ideas which Thatcher represented may of fallen out of
but the Dangers associated with Nukiller Power will take a
lot longer to be solved.
When I used to work in C & W May ( theatrical Costumiers ),
there was a guy who worked in the place who would explain
that the look of the costumes which people wear is not always
just a question of what is in fashion at the time.
As he put the point, it was never a question of:
‘Right lads! It’s 1930! All change in to these new costumes!’
Just look at come of the photos of Laurence Housman which
were taken during that decade, and you will see him wearing a
wing collar: Something that was very fashionable within an
As with clothing – The same with politics.
Some of us are still banging on about issues which were highly
fashionable to campaign upon a few decades back.
Though unlike clothing fashions – some political fashions do
not date in terms of what is are immediate problems which need
to be addressed.
I was reminded of all this the other day as I noted a job being
advertised for a new Director of Corporate Services at the
Civil Nuclear Police Authority.
i.e. The Nukiller Police.
Continue reading New Year – New Fashions
I wrote the following piece some while back, & but still think that it says a lot about Nukiller Power.
Continue reading An Untold History on Nukiller Power.