Labour peer says Brexit vote has put UK in difficult position and ‘we can’t be too fussy about who we trade with’

Peter Mandelson, the former business secretary, has urged the government to go ahead with the controversial, Chinese-backed Hinkley Point nuclear project, saying that after Brexit “we can’t be too fussy about who we do trade with”.

Lord Mandelson, an architect of New Labour who served in several key positions under the Blair and Brown governments, said security fears over Chinese involvement in the project were unfounded, and Britain should foster a relationship with the country as a “prized trading partner”.

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Source: Guardian Environment