Russia offers to build Britain’s nuclear power stations
Moscow has offered to help Britain build nuclear power stations in partnership with Rolls-Royce, Russia’s deputy prime minister Igor Shuvalov has said.
God alone knows what Rolls Royce is doing with this deal. But no, just no, for two reasons.
1) If you think the Russian oil and gas business is bad then you just wait and see what the nuclear side is like. A ghastly, appalling, money pit of bribery and corruption. I do know, I have been involved with it.
2) You’d never get any reactor built in Britain if it had the word “Russian” associated with it. Doesn’t matter if they’re the finest engineers on the planet (they’re not, although they’re good), all you’ve got to do to close the entire programme or idea down is to utter one single word.