UK-French nuke related deal raises few eyebrows but many questions

Earlier today, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy made agreements for sanctioning of an investment of £60bn into a nuclear treaty that would tie the two countries in exchange of cooperation for building nuclear plants in Britain. The agreement will be executed with British and French companies signing further sub-agreements towards work on new nuclear facilities in Britain with French expertise helping render British power situation healthier than it currently is. The country premiers also addressed the media through a joint press conference in which many subjects were touched like Iran’s nuclear program, Syrian unrest, Sarkozy’s campaign trails and Cameron’s decision to leave the eurozone talks last December etc.

With the talk underway news about Rolls Royce signing a £400m deal emerged. The company will sign the deal with the French energy giant Avera to supply EPR services to the first of the planned nuclear sites that will be situated near Somerset in UK. News about similar such deals has and will continue to emerge between various important companies of both countries whilst many citizens especially in UK’s Scotland area vehemently oppose nuclear. Both countries ironically also debated the Iranian situation which did not seem to be puzzling in context to either leader despite the fact the Iran’s denial to nuclear was being discussed and debated by them when they themselves were signing nuclear treaties among themselves.

The Syrian situation was discussed with Sarkozy choosing to prefer exclusion of external pressure as options with Syria. A situation UK wouldn’t choose to take if it had the financial clout it had in 2009 when it went to war on American insistence. Cameron’s ouster from the Eurozone talks that took damaging turns for Britain when the European countries including France chose to Euro restructuring efforts through international agencies was hugely criticized and the onus of the damage was placed on Cameron’s shoulders. Nevertheless, neither the Prime Minister nor President chose to go deeper into the matter and made sure their cooperative focus on the nuclear treaty signed moments ago remained a priority as it would benefit both. For France it was a question of revenue and for Britain, another shot at increasing employment opportunities in the country.

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