Responding to the decision to go ahead with Hinkley Point, John O'Connell, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
"It's deeply disappointing that the government is pressing ahead with this deal which combines huge risk with spectacularly bad value for money. The technology to be used is unproven and projects using the same reactor are years behind schedule and massively over budget.
"All the signs are there that this project will be a hugely expensive failure but we seem to be continuing with the failed policies of the past, saddling consumers with exorbitant bills in the process."
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