Only the Tories and Labour support nuclear power in Scotland. Every other party in the Scottish Parliament is against the expansion of civil nuclear power. So will the Lib Dems sign up to this?
Just last week SoS trumpeted that Scots would rather have nuclear power than pay more through their bills for renewables (which they are currently doing with no complaint). The SoS said:
More people said they preferred renewables to nuclear by a margin of two to one, but the survey also concluded that most Scots are unwilling to see their bills going up in order to pay for it. One report by the House of Lords concluded last year that the average power bill would rise by £80 by 2025 to pay for the "rush" to wind, wave and tidal power.
So are taxpayers happy at paying over £100bn to pay for nuclear decommissioning and waste storage for this 'cheap' form of electricity?