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    Default British energy in the hands of the French state ...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7532542.stm

    Interesting point:

    And if British Energy is eventually sold to EDF, both clean-up and new-build will be dominated by large French companies, which are themselves controlled by the French state.
    Not sure I'm all that comfortable with out energy being controlled by the French. Even if they are our allies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snaw View Post
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7532542.stm

    Interesting point:



    Not sure I'm all that comfortable with out energy being controlled by the French. Even if they are cheese eating surrender monkeys.

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    Not sure I'm all that comfortable with out energy being controlled by the French
    Who in turn are incapable of controlling anything anyway.

    I wouldn't worry too much.

    The worst that could happen is that Homer Le Simpsonné goes on strike and leaves the plant running unattended for a few weeks.

    oh...wait...
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    Quote Originally Posted by snaw View Post
    Not sure I'm all that comfortable with out energy being controlled by the French. Even if they are our allies.
    Isn't that better than the vodka swilling russkis though?
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    Daily Mail readers out in force I see.
    Bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ace00 View Post
    Daily Mail readers out in force I see.
    No, not really. Just an observation - I've no problem with foreign takeovers, even French companies. it's the connection between those companies and who controls them which I never quite realised. I.E. they're controlled by the French government, de facto meaning our energy future will be in the hands of the French government.

    Is it unreasonable, or hysterical (Al la daily mail) to question if this is a good thing?
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    Daily Mail readers out in force I see
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    Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Board Game Geek View Post
    Who in turn are incapable of controlling anything anyway.

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    You mean as opposed to us Brits who are brilliant at management?
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    The problem I have with the deal is this. Nobody wants to have a nuclear plant in their back yard. So if you are the French state then why not own a company who builds a load in another country - are you telling me that none of the power created by the plants in the UK will go into the French grid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyEnglish View Post
    are you telling me that none of the power created by the plants in the UK will go into the French grid?
    Apparently electricity in France is about a fifth the cost that it is here. More likely they'll be trying to sell us more of their electricity and letting their own peasents have less: more profitable that way.

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