Boris Johnson blames Labour’s Blair and Brown for ‘short-termism’ leading to energy crisis

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Boris Johnson blamed Tony Blair and Gordon Brown as Labour prime ministers for not pushing ahead with nuclear power. “When Sizewell opened in 1966 it was the eighth reactor that this country had built in just seven years,” he said. And he compared the UK with France and other countries, asking: “Why have we never got back to that kind of rhythm?” “For 13 years the previous Labour government did absolutely nothing to develop this country’s nuclear industry. They said it didn’t make economic sense,” he said “Thanks a bunch, Tony. Thanks a bunch, Gordon.” Watch more from Independent TV: https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/editors-picks Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheIndependentOnline Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Independent Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.independent Subscribe to Independent Premium for exclusive content and live events: https://bit.ly/2MiOONB

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