A Busy Time With Aquind in the News!

There has been a huge amount of news stories this month regarding the Aquind Interconnector, the Aquind company, it’s owners, and political questions regarding influence over decision-making. Have a read and watch of some of these stories via the links below:

BBC South Today – 17/07/2021 – Interview with Richard Glasspool

Please watch from 4.51 minutes. Richard Glasspool, one of the Directors of Aquind, plays down the private commercial Fibre- Optical Cable which should never have been a part of this Aquind project. If you had a chance to look at Aquind’s s latest accounts from the 13th of July you will have been very confused. Who owns what and now we are told it is going to change again…

Westminster Hall Debate by Stephen Morgan MP

“Today during a Westminster Hall debate I secured to #StopAQUIND, I once again challenged Government to put an end to the project’s damaging proposals. Ministers cannot continue to shut out local people and must listen to concerns felt by Portsmouth people”. – Stephen Morgan MP

Debate in Westminster – 06/07/2021

Intervention from the Labour frontbench from Alan Whitehead in support of our #StopAQUIND campaign.

Second Tory minister recuses herself from power pipeline decision over donations – Daily Mirror – 06/07/2021

Anne-Marie Trevelyan admitted to MPs she could not answer questions about the Aquind Interconnector project because one of the firm’s owners had given cash to her local party.

Portsmouth MP hits out at Aquind’s ‘murky financing’ in bid for cross-Channel power cable – Portsmouth News – 06/07/2021

The energy company behind a power cable coming ashore at Portsmouth has ‘murky financing’ and plans that are ‘suspicious,’ an MP has told the House of Commons.

 

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