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Gosh, that’s good news isn’t it – that the French company running eight UK-based nuclear power stations is extending their operation lives?

Well, I don’t know – is it?

Firstly, if these stations were intended to close after a certain period of time, wasn’t there a reason for that? Is it really safe to keep them going for longer?

Secondly, doesn’t this indicate a lack of investment in the energy sector after privatisation – exactly the opposite of what we were told would happen by the Conservative Parasites when they sold off our power.

Finally, why is a French company dictating what happens with UK power? Why should 1.18 billion Euros be winging their way to France from the UK? That money should be staying here to boost our domestic economy.

It’s not a result of some EU trickery – it’s the result of Tory privatisation. They have given our utilities away to foreign powers.

It is treachery of the most insidious kind.

French energy firm EDF will extend the life of four of its eight nuclear power plants in the UK.

The move will safeguard 2,000 jobs and help with tight energy supplies.

Heysham 1 and Hartlepool will have their life extended by five years until 2024, while Heysham 2 and Torness will see their closure dates pushed back by seven years to 2030.

Meanwhile, EDF said its 2015 profits fell 68% to €1.18bn mainly due to writedowns on coal-fired plants.

Source: EDF to keep four UK nuclear plants open for years longer – BBC News

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