It has emerged that finances for the new nuclear power station planned on Anglesey are highly controversial, with reports now suggesting the taxpayer could be landed with a £15 billion bill, but the politics are equally fascinating. The Welsh nationalist group Plaid Cymru has long been seen as a ‘green energy’ party and is tearing itself apart over the new plant at Wylfa because of the thousands of jobs on offer. But their opponents, Labour, has its own problems. At a UK level the left wing Labour leadership appears split – with Jeremy Corbyn saying he wants more nuclear energy plants, while his close friend, shadow chancellor John McDonnell saying his party would bring an end to nuclear power in the first 100 days of a Labour Government. Just last week a shadow minister was quoted saying: “It’s like a wasp’s nest, the differences are really bad”.
The Eye 8th May 2018 read more »