Governments and price-fixing: pot calls kettle black
I learn that supplies of heating oil are running low. Worse, we have this:
Charles Hendry, the Energy Minister, said that ministers would work with suppliers to ration supplies to make sure that customers could get through the festive period, and confirmed that the outlook was potentially “very serious”.
Pres Reagan said “the most dangerous words in the English language are “I’m from the government and Im here to help”.
Of course there are more broken promises and bribery in the pipeline (sorry) as in this:-
Chris Hoon, the Energy Secretary, promised that no customer would be without oil over Christmas, adding: “The Energy minister has been in constant discussions looking at any way in which those who need heating oil, and are short of heating oil, get it. That is absolutely essential.
Not helped by “moochers and looters” as in this:-
Pat Glass, Labour MP for North West Durham, accused oil suppliers of “utter exploitation”.
And Conservative backbencher Neil Parish, representing Tiverton and Honiton, added: “Isn’t it time you took on the oil companies and ensure constituents get a fair deal as many of my constituents have no choice but to have oil?”
I am learnng to be more careful about my typing.