Would-be MP scorns waste dump claims

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PARLIAMENTARY hopeful Layla Moran has scorned her own party’s president over claims Oxfordshire should become a nuclear waste dumping ground.

Tim Farron, president of the Liberal Democrats, highlighted the county as an example of a location more appropriate for dumping the waste than Cumbria, where he is an MP.

He said areas with high amounts of clay in the ground, such as Oxfordshire and the home counties, would be more appropriate.

But Miss Moran, who will fight Tory Nicola Blackwood for the marginal Oxford West and Abingdon seat in 2015, said he was “premature”.

She said: “As a scientist I never say never, but until a rigorous scientific assessment is carried out and we can guarantee the safety of residents and crops, I feel that Tim Farron is premature to suggest the waste be moved here or indeed anywhere this populated.

“I think it’s very convenient for Tim to want to put it off to somewhere else, but we can’t say things like that without having a proper review and asking local people if they want it.”

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10:03am Fri 1 Feb 13

Budowaah says...

A little off message, but it does annoy me how the Tories are so desperate to appear young and fresh, they'll force these bloody wannabe hipsters to the fore allowing them to cherry-pick easy issues to gain public support. Write to them with a real concern, which would present a challenge for them in local government, and they couldn't care less. These women are out for themselves, and they won't be Thatchers; not even close.
A little off message, but it does annoy me how the Tories are so desperate to appear young and fresh, they'll force these bloody wannabe hipsters to the fore allowing them to cherry-pick easy issues to gain public support. Write to them with a real concern, which would present a challenge for them in local government, and they couldn't care less. These women are out for themselves, and they won't be Thatchers; not even close. Budowaah
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11:46am Fri 1 Feb 13

Grunden Skip says...

It is easy for Layla to comment on something that is decades away, and scares the hell out of the ignorant general public (oh no we're going to get a Chernobyl here in our backyards) but as you say ask her about how she (her party) will solve the housing crisis, or how they will bring back real jobs for the unemployed, then that is a different thing. But then again scare tactics and slur campaigns win elections, eh Nicola.
It is easy for Layla to comment on something that is decades away, and scares the hell out of the ignorant general public (oh no we're going to get a Chernobyl here in our backyards) but as you say ask her about how she (her party) will solve the housing crisis, or how they will bring back real jobs for the unemployed, then that is a different thing. But then again scare tactics and slur campaigns win elections, eh Nicola. Grunden Skip
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4:54pm Fri 1 Feb 13

to ny w says...

I expect Bicester will get it. We get all the ^%£p thats going.
I expect Bicester will get it. We get all the ^%£p thats going. to ny w
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6:20pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Budowaah says...

Well, ultimately it is needed and it has to go somewhere. We are becoming increasingly dependant on nuclear energy to keep the nation going and will be more so when ageing coal and gas stations close. (Didcot et al) Nuclear is great (in the hands of our experts, at least) but the by-product can hardly be sequestered. It's just stored until it reaches half life which can be 20+ years or more, depending on the grade. Sellafield do a good job at recycling spent fuel, but unfortunately until Fusion is finalised, we're stuck with the crap!
Well, ultimately it is needed and it has to go somewhere. We are becoming increasingly dependant on nuclear energy to keep the nation going and will be more so when ageing coal and gas stations close. (Didcot et al) Nuclear is great (in the hands of our experts, at least) but the by-product can hardly be sequestered. It's just stored until it reaches half life which can be 20+ years or more, depending on the grade. Sellafield do a good job at recycling spent fuel, but unfortunately until Fusion is finalised, we're stuck with the crap! Budowaah
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10:47pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Tennantfan says...

Budowaah: you do realise that Layla Moran is a Liberal Democrat PPC, don't you?...
Budowaah: you do realise that Layla Moran is a Liberal Democrat PPC, don't you?... Tennantfan
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12:14am Sat 2 Feb 13

Budowaah says...

From the same apple tree these-days.
From the same apple tree these-days. Budowaah
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12:31am Mon 4 Feb 13

rabbitrr says...

'From the same apple tree these days' Budowaah?

Hardly, in fact it couldnt be further from the truth. Clegg and his Lib Dem party only got to play Government to keep Brown and the rest of the incompetent Labour muppets out.

If the vote hadnt gone the way it did then the Lib Dems wouldnt have got anywhere near anything more important than a commitee meeting to decide on the location of a park bench (and even then, they'd be challenged).

If the Tories had had the result they needed then we would now be well on the way out of the recession, at it is they are held back by Clegg and his troop of tame muppets.
'From the same apple tree these days' Budowaah? Hardly, in fact it couldnt be further from the truth. Clegg and his Lib Dem party only got to play Government to keep Brown and the rest of the incompetent Labour muppets out. If the vote hadnt gone the way it did then the Lib Dems wouldnt have got anywhere near anything more important than a commitee meeting to decide on the location of a park bench (and even then, they'd be challenged). If the Tories had had the result they needed then we would now be well on the way out of the recession, at it is they are held back by Clegg and his troop of tame muppets. rabbitrr
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