In the scheme of things this development may not seem like much but as I played a part in it I feel entitled to brag about it somewhere
Anyway, at the risk of making this sound political I've just been attending the Liberal Democrat Youth and Students autumn conference in Lincoln (the youth wing of the 3rd largest British political party), and in a bout of heady idealism about maintaining scientific integrity and all that jazz I submitted a motion entitled "Freedom for fission" (ripped off Glom's website of the same name, but it isn't plagarism, it's research ) which was basically a fat endorsement of nuclear power and its place in Britain's overall energy policy.
Well due to my *ahem* superb oratory skills [/sarcasm], producing a load of aesthetically pleasing leaflets and waving around the global warming boogey man I got it to pass with only 6 votes against (in a hall of around 50 people), which was quite unexpected as the motion wouldn't even have been debated as little as 5 years ago.
It's also a bit of delicious irony as the main branch of the lib dems recently voted to outlaw nuclear power completely, so next year I'll be taking this issue to the main party conference with the endorsement of the youth branch and hopefully making some waves. We're currently (and unfortunately) the only major political party in Britain which is against nuclear power as a method of civil power generation and it is my sincere hope to put an end to this situation.
p.s. super massive big thank you to Glom as it's mainly down to his ranting on this forum that I took up the issue and I completely ransacked his website for statistics and information to throw at people (literally, I was mobbing people to take my leaflets :P )