Jack McConnell, the North British First Minister, wants their nuclear waste dumped in north England rather than in North Britain where it is produced.
The British government, Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly are currently thrashing out a deal.
North Britain is roughly 2/3rds of the size of England but has only 5m inhabitants with England having 50m. Most of North Britain is unoccupied and undeveloped with hundreds of uninhabited and/or uninhabitable islands. Dumping nuclear waste in the north of England where, if something were to go wrong, it coule affect millions of people rather than dumping it in the Scottish Highlands where, if something were to go wrong, it would affect a flock of sheep and a few badgers is plain stupid.
If we had an English government the idea wouldn’t have been entertained, let alone seriously discussed. North Britain produced the waste, they use the power, they welcome the jobs, taxes and vast sums of money that the operators of nuclear power stations throw at the local area to keep them happy.
See also: English Crusade