Charles Montgomery Burns has halted construction on the billionaire tyrant’s first UK nuclear plant because of rising construction costs.

The decision puts the jobs of 9000 workers, at the Wylfa Newydd site in  Anglesey, at risk and has been met with surprisingly mixed reactions by representatives Nuclear Industry Association. 

NIA UK spokesman, Homer Simpson, appeared initially dismayed by news of the project’s suspension but appeared to rally when it was explained to him, by reporters, that he would not need to come to work in the morning.

“Woohoo, more time to drink beer and phone LBC to complain about Brexit” he commented, before dropping his hard hat and running toward the carpark.

Mr Burns, a controversial figure, who ran for governor in his home state of Oregon on a platform to reduce nuclear safety standards and famously drained Loch Ness in May 1999, is reported to be meeting with Jacob Rees-Mogg later today.

Asked if he would be discussing the suspension of the project with Burns, Mr Rees-Mogg replied:

“I think what one megalomanic discusses with another in the comfort of his own club is rather his own business, don’t you?”