Yes, let's beat up the energy companies! Let's ignore that we're not just buying energy, but paying for the infrastructure that generates it and delivers it to our homes. Let's ignore the infrastructure, just like successive governments have done, to the extent that it now needs urgent investment and could fail in a harsh winter. Let's ignore that profits pay for this investment (and also pay a lot of people's pensions.) Let's beat up the energy companies and ignore the fact that in unequal Britain those in fuel poverty are also struggling with the cost of food, petrol and the rest. Who shall we beat up next? The supermarkets? The oil companies? Surely not the government!
Published in The i Newspaper 30/10/2013