Outside the marginals

A commentary on the politics that followed the UK 2010, 2015 & 2017 elections (and THAT referendum)

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Power to the People (or Not)

I am currently watching Ed Davey (Energy Secretary) on the BBC News Channel pontificating about insisting that those people in the South of England who have had their electricity off since before Christmas are reconnected.

As the interviewer said “it’s just verbiage” – the Government can’t do anything because it does not control the levers of power. Read more…


Trying to find Energy Prices: ScottishPower

The Energy minister tells us to shop around for the best deal.

Now gas is gas is gas – it’s methane, CH4, with a bit of smell added, the choice of supplier will make no difference to what comes down the pipe – all suppliers use the same pipe. So price is the determining factor.

Let’s find ScottishPower’s price per kiloWatt Hour (bit like “the pump price”). Read more…

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