... delivering a significant expansion in new nuclear power in the UK. The Hinkley Point C power station alone could generate 7% of the UK’s electricity needs 1Well it could, but that's a rather pointed conditional. And what's that little '1', the footnote at the end? The eye falls to the bottom of the page where we read, in 6-point:
1 Job stats from EDFBut job stats are there none! Now we know the government and EDF are bosom buddies - how else to explain, well, anything UK-nuclear really - but what happened when someone at the Treasury was set on to ring up the froggies and ask them how many jobs Hinkley Point will create? Did they just forget? Surely not, at the Treasury!
Or did EDF say: not a single bloody job until you roll over on all our remaining demands and sign the bloody contract ! (Oh, and even then, the lion's share will be going to French firms.)
All entirely academic, 'cos it ain't gonna happen.