By Tom Pride – an irreverent look at UK politics
David Cameron, the Prime Minister, has announced urgent government plans to tackle rising energy costs by producing even more hot air.
We’ve been producing a lot of hot air recently on the subject of energy costs but it’s obviously not been enough to reduce household bills.
We need to produce even more, and in line with that I plan to call a summit with six biggest energy suppliers where hopefully an enormous amount of hot air is going to be produced.
This comes at a time of approaching cold weather and the government has been criticised for allowing pensioners to lose up to £100 in winter fuel payments. When asked why, in his last budget, the Tory Chancellor didn’t announce the cuts, which could be worth up to 100 pounds to the elderly, George Osborne said:
I didn’t mention it was going to happen in the budget because it was already going to happen and that’s why it happened because I only mention things in the budget which are going to happen which were actually not going to happen. I couldn’t have been any clearer about this policy.
A Labour spokesperson said:
The government’s been in such a lot of hot water recently it’s a pity we couldn’t use that to heat pensioners’ homes during the winter.
This article was originally posted on Pride’s Purge.