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Wylfa nuclear station would transform economy - Simon Hart

A new nuclear power station on Anglesey would be "transformational" for Wales' economy, the Welsh secretary has said. Simon Hart made the comments following reports the UK government plans to take a 20% stake in a £20bn nuclear plant at Sizewell in Suffolk. An announcement on Sizewell is anticipated...
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Welsh Government Covid measures ‘throttling recovery’ – Simon Hart

Covid restrictions in Wales are “throttling recovery”, a UK minister has said, after hearing concerns the nation faces the “most intrusive” rules in the UK.Welsh Secretary Simon Hart also heard accusations that Wales’ Labour First Minister Mark Drakeford has engaged in “political posturing” by imposing restrictions different to those in England over the Christmas period as the Omicron variant of Covid began to spread.At Wales questions, Conservative MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire Stephen Crabb said: “With Welsh Labour Government ministers now bringing in fines to try and stop people from going to their workplaces, the crazy decision to prohibit Park Runs,...
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Simon Hart: 'Thinking Boris could die was sobering moment'

The fear that Prime Minister Boris Johnson would die from Covid was a "sobering moment", Welsh Secretary Simon Hart has said. Mr Hart said when Mr Johnson was admitted to intensive care last April, there was a "real fear" amongst cabinet members that he could die. He told the BBC's...
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First Minister 'reckless' over nations stance, says Simon Hart

It is "reckless" for the first minister to suggest the UK "as it is, is over", according to the Welsh Secretary. Simon Hart accused Mark Drakeford of "an overt act of flirtation with Plaid Cymru". It follows Mr Drakeford's comments to MPs that a new union should be created to...
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