Hinkley Point: the dreadful deal behind the worlds most expensive power plant

January 8, 2018

The long speak: Build Britains first new nuclear reactor since 1995 will cost twice as much as the 2012 Olympics and by the time it is finished, nuclear power could be a thing of the past. How could the government ten-strike such a bad deal? Hinkley Point, on the Somerset coast, is the biggest construct site in Europe. Here, on 430 acres of blurred domains scattered with towering cranes and…


Bryan Singer joins Kevin Spacey and the rest of sleazy Hollywoods usual suspects

December 25, 2017

The film director has been fired from his current Queen biopic, but as with all the other cases of harassment, bullying and toxic manlines, what took Tinseltown so long? Round up the usual supposes, the public wept, as Hollywood promised to cleanse all the sex harassers, bullies and general examples of toxic masculinity out of its wardrobe. This turned out to be even easier than it clanged because all we…


Mel Gibson: Weinstein scandal is a ‘precursor to change’

December 17, 2017

Star, dogged by claims of racist and misogynistic behaviour, told me that he greets light being shed “where theres” shadows Mel Gibson has spoken out about the sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood, saying the wave of accusations against Harvey Weinstein ought to have “painful” but will lead to change in the industry. The actor and Oscar-winning director, who has faced recurred damaging allegations of racist and misogynistic action, said:” Things…


What next for the TV shows caught in the post-Weinstein crossfire?

December 2, 2017

Shows from House of Cards to Transparent are in limbo thanks to allegations about their stars. Cancelling them would punish innocent co-stars and crew so what should they do? Until this very recent, post-Weinstein age, predators were protected in large part by a distaste for the very idea of sexual abuse: it was so strong that it amounted to a collective phobia. Denial was easier than confrontation; disbelief of victims…


Self-taught rocket scientist plans launch to test flat Earth theory

November 27, 2017

Mad Mike Hughes, 61, plans to reach an altitude of 1,800 ft over California in his home-made steam-powered rocket Science is littered with narrations of idealists who paid for pioneering research to demonstrate their theories, and this weekend “Mad” Mike Hughes is hoping to join them. He plans to launch a homemade rocket in California as part of a entreat to eventually prove that the Earth is flat. Hughes has…


The Rohingya are facing genocide. We cannot be bystanders | Salman Rushdie and others

November 21, 2017

We cannot allow people to be slaughtered and burnt out of their dwellings, although the world watches, write Salman Rushdie and dozens of others in this open letter Over the past two months, more than 600,000 Rohingya people have been driven from their homes, had their land destroyed, and stayed torturing and rape while searching for safety. Remember what took place in Rwanda? Now, attaches importance to Myanmar. The Rohingya…


Has America lost its appetite for Curb Your Enthusiasm?

November 16, 2017

The hit comedy has returned for a ninth season, but under Trump the landscape has changed and so too have audiences attitudes to political correctness America’s enthusiasm for Larry David appears to be wearing fairly, pretty thin. The yield of his long-running comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm earlier this month met with a mixed reception. Some commentators praised the show’s taboo-breaking approach. Others lamented its refuse. Writing in the Guardian, Phil…


Kevin Spacey apologises after being accused of sexual advance on 14-year-old actor

November 14, 2017

Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp claimed he was left traumatised after Spacey lay on top of him during evening at actors apartment 31 years ago Kevin Spacey has responded to accusations he made unwelcome sexual improvements towards a 14 -year-old actor, saying he did not recollect the accident but if it did happen it was likely” deeply inappropriate drunkens behaviour” for which he sincerely apologises. The Star Trek: Discovery star…


JFK files: British paper got anonymous call just before assassination

November 6, 2017

Memo from CIA to FBI says senior reporter at Cambridge Evening News was told to call the American embassy for some big news A reporter on the UK’s Cambridge Evening News received an anonymous see telling him to ring the US embassy for some large-scale news, 25 minutes before the assassination of John F Kennedy in Dallas, freshly liberated records say. Show Hide 22 November 1963 President John F Kennedy…


Memo to Trump after his NFL rant: sport is, and always has been, political

October 10, 2017

The president says protesters must be fired and the Warriors cant come to the White House. He knows as well as Colin Kaepernick that everything is political Politics and sport ought to have bedfellows since at the least the proposed establishment of the ancient Olympic Games some 28 centuries ago, when city is to say that vied year-round for finite assets came up with a venue of bloodless competition to…