Controversial plans for the Hinkley Point nuclear plant were finally approved yesterday – despite national security concerns and claims it could cost every family an extra £1,000.
Theresa May signed off the £18billion project after imposing restrictions to limit the influence of the Chinese state, which is helping bankroll the deal.
The Prime Minister also announced plans for a ‘golden share’ rule to tackle wider security fears over future foreign investment in national infrastructure such as energy and transport.
a p hassall, Villamartin, Spain, 5 minutes ago
The French are laughing at the British.
scifi, frankiefoot, United Kingdom, 56 minutes ago
Then sometime in future we have to pay to remove it
Tom, Paris France, 1 hour ago
We the French are building this for you because we have the expertise. An expertise that you gave up, sadly, like in many other fields, to focus only on Finance and the City
noall kirke, cardiff, United Kingdom, 56 minutes ago
Sadly this is almost correct. It is a crime that this country’s engineering skills have been allowed to decline. Our innovation and expertise (we built the 1st working nuclear power plant) have almost disappeared. But, Tom EDF arehaving great problems completing the the station they building at the present
Gary Cooper, Out of this world, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
We will see people in the south west walking around with 2 noses or 3 feet on 1 leg soon then
Taxed to death, Penury UK, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
But you do have to consider that nuclear means we will need less of Putin’s gas: so gives us slightly better energy security
EVIL, Leeds, 1 hour ago
The gas deal with Putin is coming to an end as we now import the LNG (liquefied natural gas) that we need from other countries.
Malcolm, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
Use this power station as standby only. Summer use will not be required. Or has the government got plans to revalue the pound so that the cost of this subsidy will not be much? As we would be getting a higher income.
Friend of America, Oxford, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
China and France are moving to take over Britain.
suzi, newtown, 1 hour ago
is this nuclear thing safe
OUR ERIC, Fertod, Hungary, 1 hour ago
Has TM picked up the Zika virus?
The_Mutts_Nuts, Dix Close, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
Money would be better invested in using tidal power. With the many estuaries and the whole coastline around the UK, it would be a more viable option, cheaper in the long term and sustainable.
Terry, Lowestoft, 2 hours ago
I hope they last longer than the wind turbine towers the Chines built off Yarmouth.
Shqiponja, Tirana, Albania, 2 hours ago
Great Britain YEA, no money, waiting for Chinese and French money, Very Proud Brexiters???????????????
StanBck, Lincoln, 2 hours ago
This is a mistake. Bad enough that it is a Nuclear but to involve the French and Chinese in the build and operation of such a strategic asset vital to our future is beyond stupid.
RevolutionRevolved, Somewhere, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
It’s insane we’ve allowed this to happen!