With average household energy bills around £1000 a year, it would be a cut of about £50 per year per family.
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It is mistaken to believe that the British people are collectively optimistic, happy-go-lucky, and modernity-obsessed – and on the same wavelength as those that are.
When we account for how much energy we use at home, British families are not facing ever-rising bills for gas and electricity.
Other countries manage to do this far better than we do; it is not right that Britain should fall behind on such a simple act.
Let us hope not. It’s unlikely, but not completely impossible. The Government must battle four trends to reduce the risk.
I, like many colleagues, react badly to the Party’s decision to try and strong-arm me into voting for this deal.
They want to know that their political leaders aren’t racist or judgemental or stuck in a 1950s parody – but they aren’t interested in hearing about these ideas primarily.
Unless we find a way to win over those in their forties, thirties and younger, we will have an even bigger problem at the next election.
Let’s not set the prices, but instead the gap between the ultra-competitive deals for switchers and the tariffs for loyal customers.
What’s more, to have any effect it would need to be part of a broader suite of interventionist policies – territory where Conservatives’ can never out-socialist Labour.
First we must ensure that we fully regain control of trade policy from Brussels. Then we must ensure we put those new powers to their fullest use.
It would achieve real competition, incentivise efficiency and bring prices down for the majority (companies would be forced to compete for new customers or wither fast).
It’s not just an auction of promises we can never win, but an essential way to reach out to an increasingly consumerist electorate.
The Queen’s Speech provides concrete facts to grip on to and analyse, and a clear indicator of how the Government intends to lead our country.
The Prime Minister’s manifesto will have its flaws, but she has grasped the implications of Brexit more surely than any other senior politician.