Plaid’s leadership contest is an opportunity to banish the nuclear elephant in the room. Given the contempt shown by Labour for Wales after twenty years of rule, and the systematic neglect by successive governments in London, voters should be turning to Plaid en masse for the first time. And yet what will they turn to find? A party in the middle of a leadership contest. But if we must have a leadership contest, let’s turn it into a positive and clarify, if not solidify, the party’s message and policies with no compromises. The Plaid leadership contest is an opportunity to banish the nuclear elephant in the room once and for all. Nuclear power has to be and needs to be a central part of the debate during the leadership election. If not now, when? This issue cannot be allowed to undermine the party, its current or future leaders any longer; it has become Plaid’s ball and chain. How can we welcome voters old and new to believe manifesto promises or have faith in any single AM, MP or Councillor when the party is simultaneously against and pro one of the biggest issues of our time? Nuclear power is a great distraction from Plaid Cymru’s progressive politics and progressive energy policies, a black hole sucking time and resources Wales doesn’t have, denying communities and the country a real chance of a sustainable and secure future. How can any party simultaneously be pro-independence and seriously entertain or endorse any new nuclear build?
Nation Cymru 13th Aug 2018 read more »
The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) has registered with the Planning Inspectorate’s inquiry considering Horizon Nuclear’s application for a ‘Development Control Order’ to build nuclear reactors at the Wylfa site in Anglesey. NFLA today publishes its core concerns with this application and why it thinks the application should be rejected.
NFLA 13th Aug 2018 read more »