[BBC] UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is giving his strongest signal yet that he backs the building of a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK.

The prime minister is telling the CBI annual dinner that the issue is “back on the agenda with a vengeance”.

He says Britain faces the prospect of being largely reliant on foreign gas imports for its future energy needs.

Critics claim Mr Blair had decided to opt for nuclear power even before the government energy review launched.

Earlier No 10 said Mr Blair would say he had seen a “first cut” of the government-commissioned energy review, due by the end of July. more

Blair has been seeking a legacy to see him into his next job. 1000+ years of legacy is that enough? £70bn cleanup cost every ten years. Blair will go down in history.