BARROW and Furness independent MP John Woodcock has urged the government to start a “new nuclear revolution” by taking control of building the Moorside power plant after a foreign invest deal collapsed. Speaking in parliament during a debate on the nuclear industry that was secured by Copeland MP Trudy Harrison, Mr Woodcock said thousands of jobs would be lost and Britain’s energy security compromised unless the government snaps out of its near-paralysis over Brexit. Mr Woodcock told MPs that in the past Cumbria has proved itself a world leader in nuclear energy and it can do so again if the government agrees to take direct control of building the stalled nuclear power plant. He said he is sick of weak governments going cap-in-hand to foreign investors and getting knocked back, putting thousands of local jobs at risk.
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