The Green MEP for the South West has criticised the government announcement to guarantee £2 billion to underwrite the proposed nuclear electricity generation plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset, which is due to be built partly with Chinese money.
Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP for the South West, whose constituency Hinkley would be built in and long term critic of Hinkley says it is astonishing the government is "begging for Chinese money".
Four anti-nuclear protesters who chained themselves together outside Hinkley Point nuclear power station are due before magistrates in Taunton, charged with obstructing a highway.
The action last month was in protest at plans for new reactors at the site near Bridgwater. The main access road was blocked, causing long queues as staff arrived for work.