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Miliband Wants To Freeze Energy Prices While Putting Them Up 33%

September 26, 2013

By Paul Homewood



The idiot Ed Miliband has been in the news this week, wanting to freeze energy prices, even though his own policies will lead directly to a 33% increase in electricity prices by 2020.


I was, though, fascinated to find this little snippet from Hansard from 2009, when he was still (yes, I know it’s incredible isn’t it) Secretary of State for Energy.


Colin Challen (Morley and Rothwell) (Lab): I am grateful to my right hon. Friend, not least for making that last point. Just lately, a number of those siren voices have been saying that there has been a little bit of cooling in recent years. Does my right hon. Friend agree that that is entirely explicable within the models and the overall trend of global warming?

Edward Miliband: My hon. Friend is right. This may be the point at which the fact that I am not a scientist will come out, but I believe I am right in saying that 1998 was a particularly warm year. That was because of the El Niño effect, and that is why I have made the point that if we look at a longer period, we are struck by the fact that nine of the 10 warmest years on record have occurred during the last 15.


Well, Mr Miliband, there has still been no warming for the last 10 years, and, if you have not noticed, 1998 does not figure in the last 10 years anymore. So, perhaps you would like to explain that?


It is , of course, interesting that Miliband admits he is no scientist. Neither are most of us. The real problem is that he has never had a proper job doing anything useful at all.

After leaving Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 1992, he has had a succession of jobs carrying out political research, mostly with the Labour Party, before becoming an MP in 2005.

The truly frightening thing is that he will probably become our next Prime Minister. Heaven help us all!

  1. September 26, 2013 10:32 pm

    Miliband has said that Labour will freeze energy prices (assuming they win the election), from 2015 to 2017, although it isn’t clear if this is after taking inflation into account.
    Also he says they will not allow the energy suppliers to raise prices ahead of the election, but the won’t be in power then, so that implies some sort of “claw back” after they win, if they win.
    Then there is the question of what happens after the “freeze”, when the suppliers will probably increase prices more than they would have done. to catch up again.
    Unless of course, the extend the freeze.
    Why not just nationalise the energy suppliers again and be done with it?

  2. Jazznick permalink
    September 27, 2013 8:11 am

    Blind lead the blind ?

    Ed Davey never had a proper job either.

    As a teenager he worked at Pork Farms pork pie factory and at Boots. In 1989, he became an economics researcher for the Liberal Democrats (principally to Alan Beith the party’s Treasury spokesman), while studying at Birkbeck College, London for a master’s degree in Economics. In 1993, he took up the position of management consultant with Omega Partners until being elected.

  3. cornwallwindwatch permalink
    September 27, 2013 9:02 am

    Reblogged this on Cornwall Wind Watch.


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