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Remaining in EU could jeopardise UK energy security, says Leadsom

Remaining in EU could jeopardise UK energy security, says Leadsom


 

A vote to stay in the EU could put the energy security of the UK at risk, energy minister Andrea Leadsom has warned. Speaking at a Vote Leave event on Tuesday 17 May, Leadsom said the requirement to seek European Commission approval before negotiating new gas deals would reduce the UK’s “freedom to act in our own best interests”. She also criticised the Commission’s requirement of member states to take on legal responsibility for each other’s gas security, arguing that it “takes control entirely out of our hands”. Leadsom said: “Leaving the EU will give us freedom to keep bills down, to meet our climate change targets in the cheapest way possible, and of course, keep the lights on.”

 

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