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Former First Minister and WalesOnline columnist Rhodri Morgan muses over the deal struck for ‘first private sector nuclear power station’ – run by four nationalised industries
I could barely believe my ears when I heard the announcement this week of the new nuclear power station to be built at Hinkley Point in Somerset, right opposite Cardiff Airport.
The BBC kept referring to it as Britain’s first-ever private sector nuclear power station.
What the report should have said was that it was to be built by a consortium of four nationalised industries, two French and two Chinese.
Three of the four are 100% state-owned and one is 85%. Overseas nationalised industries are not in the private sector.
In fact I doubt if any private sector company could ever build and operate a nuclear power station now, because they would never be able to get insurance cover.
When the last British…
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