Boomerang effect: Hinkley nuclear project comes back to haunt Emmanuel Macron

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There are limits to political hand-waving. And when it comes to the nuclear industry, the new French government is in the process of overstepping those limits. Over the last week the government has behaved as if it were just discovering the issues confronting France's controversial nuclear sector and the industrial and financial problems that flow from them. Yet the new administration has known about the problems for a long time, and for a very good reason: the man who handled the dossier under the last government is now the president – Emmanuel Macron.