The UK nuclear industry has welcomed comments in a speech by opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn that after Brexit he would want the country to remain a member of Euratom, the treaty which governs the use of nuclear energy and nuclear materials in the EU. Mr Corbyn said in a policy speech on 26 February 2018 that “we will want to remain a part of agencies like Euratom, regulating nuclear materials in energy”. Tom Greatrex, chief executive of the London-based Nuclear Industry Association said the UK’s civil nuclear sector has consistently said that remaining a member of Euratom after the UK leaves the European Union is its preferred option, offering continuity and predictability in an otherwise uncertain environment.
Nucnet 26th Feb 2018 read more »
Jeremy Corbyn has pledged that Labour would keep Britain in the EU internal energy market (IEM) and the Euratom nuclear co-operation treaty. In a landmark speech setting out his party’s stance on the UK’s future trading relationships following Brexit, the opposition leader said it was in Britain’s interests to remain part of Euratom. He said: “We will want to remain a part of agencies like Euratom, regulating nuclear materials in energy and health sectors.” The Labour leader also used his speech to signal Labour will seek continued UK membership of the IEM to help support the development of the low carbon energy sector. He said barrier-free trade of low carbon goods is necessary to underpin the growth of the UK’s low carbon and renewable energy sectors.
Edie 27th Feb 2018 read more »