Steve Backs Labour's Energy Plans(September 09, 2013)
FAILURE TO ACT ON ENERGY BILLS SHOWS US JUST WHOSE SIDE DAVID CAMERON IS ON
As the days shorten I’m getting more and more letters from constituents worried about soaring energy bills as warnings come of more price rises this winter.
David Cameron is out of touch on this and needs to act now to help struggling families. His failure to reform Britain’s broken energy market is leaving hard pressed bill payers massively out of pocket.
Since 2010, the average household’s energy bill has increased by over £300 a year. At the same time, Britain’s big six energy companies have had a £3.3 billion uplift in profits.
In a debate on energy bills and company profits this week, Labour promised to break up the dominance of the energy giants to protect the public from being ripped off, including putting all over 75s on the cheapest tariff and creating a tough new energy watchdog with the power to force energy companies to pass on savings to consumers.
People have had enough of vested interests from energy companies to Rupert Murdoch calling the tune at the expense of the rest of us.
Only Labour will call them to account. From the Tories it is just more of the same.