Downing Street 20 Oct 2021

Campaigners take Stop Sizewell C message to Whitehall

 

[WHITEHALL] Ahead of the Chancellor’s Spending Review and Budget, campaign group Stop Sizewell C has taken its message “Don’t Buy Sizewell C” directly to political leaders. A digital Advan played a campaign video outside Downing Street, the Treasury and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Yesterday’s Net Zero strategy omitted to explain how the government proposed to fund a new large-scale nuclear power station, which it still claims to support.

 

Alison Downes of Stop Sizewell C said “With ministers still failing to answer the billion pound question about how new nuclear projects will be paid for, we’ve brought our message directly to the heart of government, to say ‘don’t buy Sizewell C’. The UK still has the choice to build back greener, faster, and say no to damaging, slow, risky, expensive and politically controversial Sizewell C, and to warn them that public opposition to any nuclear construction tax is growing. We will continue to do all we can to say Stop Sizewell C.”

 

The audio reads: 

“Sizewell C is the wrong project in the wrong place. It doesn’t belong in a truly green net zero strategy. It’s too risky, too unproven, too expensive – and too late.

The nuclear power plant would be built on a fragile coastline, surrounded by rare wildlife habitats, including the national treasure, Minsmere. 

100,000 people already object to a new tax for its 20 billion pound construction.

Leading the world to Net Zero means aiming for 100% renewables, with a flexible grid, backed by storage and energy efficiency.

Please – don’t buy Sizewell C.

 

Video and stills are available from here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1h96CMl0v7DT1zxFmhlKRKh16JQTH7l7a  . Please note new high resolution video and stills are currently being added. The campaign video itself can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/puak3MdPcbU

Credits – voice by actor and writer Laura Patch, who was born in Lowestoft: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1131200, images by Director Antony Easton, editing by Steve Sutton, UK Aerial Photography Ltd, audio by Toby Andersen.