France’s threat to cut power to Jersey means Channel cable project ‘should be scrapped’ – MP

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France’s threat to cut power to Jersey means Channel cable project ‘should be scrapped’ – MP

France's "sinister" threat to cut power to Jersey means plans to build an energy cable linking Britain to the continent should be scrapped, an MP has said.

Penny Mordaunt, a former defence secretary, said going ahead with the Aquind project would be a "strategic error", is "not in our national interest", and risks further politicising the delivery of energy.

The importance of power supplies has been highlighted by the threatened blockade of Jersey's main port of St Helier over French fishing rights.

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