France obtains some 78% of its electricity from nuclear power. It's a nation at the forefront of nuclear technology - where the UK used to be. It takes 5 years to build a nuclear power station, plus a year up front here in the UK for the obligatory planning enquiry. The earliest the first of Gordon's new nuclear power plants can come on line is 2014. Presuming the power companies can raise the finance.
Too late, Gordon. While you've pissed away the nation's wealth we've fallen too far behind. Six more years of dependency on the Russian mafia for our gas and the electric from the gas-fired power stations, six more years of high oil prices, will take a dreadful toll on our economy and international competitiveness.
God rot your purblind presbyterian soul.