After a 7 year battle by the regulator for proper testing to be conducted, it was announced in 2015 that new reactor vessels (including that destined for Hinkley) had the potential to fracture and cause meltdown.
Is the French industry now taking safety seriously? This year (2016) French Nuclear Safety Regulator announcements include:
One Brexit fear was that our exports to Europe would be more expensive due to tariffs and sales would fall. Ironically, many of our exports to Europe would now be cheaper even with EU tariffs (averaging just 2.7% on manufactured goods). The low Pound has made our own goods much more competitive at home, in the EU, and the REST OF THE WORLD. Foreign investors can now buy 10% more for their dollar investment in more competitive UK industries. Read More