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We’re facing an energy catastrophe, so it’s time for us to consider the nuclear option

Ian O'Doherty


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Workers at Nuclear Island 1, at Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant near Bridgwater in Somerset, England, as work on the project reaches the five-year anniversary. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Workers at Nuclear Island 1, at Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant near Bridgwater in Somerset, England, as work on the project reaches the five-year anniversary. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Workers at Nuclear Island 1, at Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant near Bridgwater in Somerset, England, as work on the project reaches the five-year anniversary. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Our UK neighbours seem to have found themselves in quite the difficult situation, haven’t they?

They’re facing such a chronic shortage of truck drivers that people are already worried about whether they will enjoy Christmas. But worse, as we have seen on every news bulletin for the past few days, they’re facing an even more chronic shortage of fuel. Numerous fights have broken out at petrol stations, with knives being pulled, punches thrown and motorists now limited to buying only £30 (€35) worth of petrol.


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