The Guardian view on Hinkley Point C. Hard choice, wrong call | Editorial

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The seven-week pause over national security concerns only illustrated that when it comes to nuclear power, global politics beats local

Theresa May has taken her first major strategic decision. Hinkley C will go ahead, seven weeks after a pause instigated when the champagne to celebrate final approval was already on ice. The only change from a move that infuriated the Chinese and flummoxed the French investors appears to be a British veto on any sale of the Gallic interest during construction, and in future a new national security test for all foreign investment in critical infrastructure. All the pause really illustrates is that when it comes to nuclear, Britain is no longer a player in a world in which Russia and China vie to dominate.

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