Friday, February 17, 2012

Cameron sells out Somerset to France

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has determined that Britain will no longer have an independent nuclear power plant building capability and by doing so has effectively sold out Somerset and three other key nuclear locations to the French.

Read here and here. A Comment to one of the linked articles is as follows:

By Dr Tim Fox, Head of Energy at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Statement: Although some relatively small contracts are to be awarded to Rolls Royce and BAM Kier, it looks increasingly likely that the vast majority of the contracts involved in the manufacture and construction of the new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point and Sizewell will go to France rather than the UK. An outcome the Institution predicted in it Nuclear New Build report two years ago.

The construction of the nuclear power stations at Hinkley Point and Sizewell will directly and indirectly create about 10,000 jobs. The UK has the ability to undertake about 70% of the engineering and construction work of a new nuclear power plant. We must ensure that we do not miss out on an opportunity to develop UK industry, skills and jobs with the roll-out of the country s new nuclear power stations.

Update 1500 GMT More details on the latest Tory Betrayal of Britain to France from EurActiv linked here.



Anonymous new homes for sale in Somerset said...

a dangerous road to go down......

7:19 PM  

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