Nuclear U-turn

It should come as little surprise to hear, in an interview with a Sunday newspaper, Chris Huhne, the Liberal Democrat energy secretary, who worked in the City before politics, and at one time had described nuclear power as a "failed" technology, say: "I am not an ideological ayatollah against nuclear power per se. I am simply a sceptical economist about the record of nuclear power on delivering on time and to budget in a way that can make returns for investors."

I wonder how much longer Tavish Scott and his Lib Dem colleagues at Holyrood will hold out before they too admit to the need for nuclear power in Scotland.


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