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Ministers should consider drastic options if energy fat cats don't cut prices

Cap in hand

A fly on the wall when Prime Minister Nadim Zahawi summons an energy fatcat to justify his exorbitant profits.

We hope he is not deceived by lame excuses and special pleas that it is not their fault that the bills are skyrocketing.

} In reality, households are teetering on the brink of financial collapse,bills are heading for £4,400 a year, while the bank balances of those in power are ballooning.

As revealed today, one of the outcomes of the summit he will impose a tougher windfall tax on energy company profits to subsidize the bills. That's it.

The vast sums of money raised by the likes of Centrica, owner of British Gas, are behindPutin's war in Ukraineand not of their own ingenuity.

It goes without saying that it would be more ethical to voluntarily lower the price rather than pushing it down to the maximum allowed under the cap.

24} But it seems quite possible. So when ministers consider drastic options, they only have themselves to blame.

Fellows without bills

As the bills get out of hand, the "experts" take the airwaves to give the government immediate No shortage of calls for action Conservative government on energy crisis.

You might be right. Except who they are.
Gordon Brownis there. His financial collapse has thrown hundreds of billions of dollars into Britain's mountain of debt, he is a key figure in the new Labor government and has failed to undertake the development of a new nuclear reactor.

Alternatively, the Liberal Democratsservice actively opposed building a new nuclear power plant in 2010 on the grounds that they would not be ready until 2021 or 2022. • What about Ed Davy? How stupid does such short-termism seem now?

Then there is Tony Dunker, his CBI chief who is on the bandwagon. As recently as June, he urged a headlong rush towards a net zero environmental goal despite the economic situation.

If there's one thing he doesn't need in a weary nation, it's the heat from this land.


The latest example hit by the hosepipe ban is his 15 million customers on the River Thames.

This is the same Thames that failed to bring the £250m desalination plant in London to work,which should help combat the drought..

It has also proven impossible to stop untreated sewage from flowing into rivers, with leaks scandalizing a quarter of the water supply. Lost.

Meanwhile, CEO Sarah Bentley, who recently told customers to take less time in the shower, pocketed £2 million last year and now has a £727,000 bonus set.

At this rate, the bosses of energy and water companies will soon start making a name for themselves even among politicians.