Plea to the Queen

ON January 18 as temperatures plunged below zero, the energy firm E.ON enforced an average 8.7 per cent rise, adding more than £100 a year to the typical family gas and electric bill.

In a properly functioning energy market, consumers would move elsewhere. Yet, where are they to go, given E.ON’s five rivals have already hammered their own customers with similar increases in recent weeks?

Ministers have promised repeatedly to put a stop to the cynical antics of the big six energy firms, who wait for winter to begin, then send their bills rocketing in unison.

Surely something must be done – Cameron & Co must be forced to do something about these modern-day highwaymen.

It’s about time the Queen intervened and forced Cameron & Co to do something. Surely she must read about the hardships done to her ‘loyal’ subjects and given that she must wield quite a bit of power as head of the country, it’s about time something was done to stop the blatant picking of our already empty pockets.

How many more pensioners will freeze to death in their beds before this Government delivers?

C Henson, Ullswater, York.

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11:17am Sat 26 Jan 13

The Great Buda says...

Why should she care about her serfs?
Why should she care about her serfs? The Great Buda

12:47pm Sat 26 Jan 13

ColdAsChristmas says...

Unfortunately, the Queen and many other wealthy land owners I could name are a part of the problem.
They have allowed giant wind turbines to be placed on their land in exchange for £Millions.
This money is a hidden Green charge on your already huge energy bill.
Thanks to the Ed Miliband Climate Act of 2008, the UK is committed to meeting its renewable energy targets.These targets include creating energy from wind turbines, solar panels bio diesel and ethanol contaminated petrol.
The supposed idea of cutting carbon emissions is to cool the Earth. (Not proven outside of a sealed container)
Just look out of your window, I believe this has been achieved. How many more people need to freeze to death before these carbon phobics are happy? (Measured in parts per million)
To help fund this lunacy our Coalition Government have invested (If that is the word) into a 'Green Investment Bank,' buying more foreign wind turbines instead of paying off the national debt!
As for sorting out the energy cartel, that hasn't happened and won't. Just remember who created it and don't forget to tell Sid if you can find him on a sunny beach somewhere well South of here)!
What we have instead are insain projects like 'Warm front' and the 'Green deal' that do nothing to reduce the cost of energy. What they can do however is to force you to make expensive changes to your home, your castle indeed. That is how far we have come.
Now, where is the warming, it is the only tangible element that will for certain reduce domestic energy usage, short of six layers of clothing inside your home!
Unfortunately, the Queen and many other wealthy land owners I could name are a part of the problem. They have allowed giant wind turbines to be placed on their land in exchange for £Millions. This money is a hidden Green charge on your already huge energy bill. Thanks to the Ed Miliband Climate Act of 2008, the UK is committed to meeting its renewable energy targets.These targets include creating energy from wind turbines, solar panels bio diesel and ethanol contaminated petrol. The supposed idea of cutting carbon emissions is to cool the Earth. (Not proven outside of a sealed container) Just look out of your window, I believe this has been achieved. How many more people need to freeze to death before these carbon phobics are happy? (Measured in parts per million) To help fund this lunacy our Coalition Government have invested (If that is the word) into a 'Green Investment Bank,' buying more foreign wind turbines instead of paying off the national debt! As for sorting out the energy cartel, that hasn't happened and won't. Just remember who created it and don't forget to tell Sid if you can find him on a sunny beach somewhere well South of here)! What we have instead are insain projects like 'Warm front' and the 'Green deal' that do nothing to reduce the cost of energy. What they can do however is to force you to make expensive changes to your home, your castle indeed. That is how far we have come. Now, where is the warming, it is the only tangible element that will for certain reduce domestic energy usage, short of six layers of clothing inside your home! ColdAsChristmas

1:40pm Sat 26 Jan 13

jorvik says...

The Great Buda wrote:
Why should she care about her serfs?
Why are so many of our councillors obese? Is this a good example to set to the children
[quote][p][bold]The Great Buda[/bold] wrote: Why should she care about her serfs?[/p][/quote]Why are so many of our councillors obese? Is this a good example to set to the children jorvik

6:39pm Sat 26 Jan 13

last of the mandms says...

CAC sorry mate "Mornington Crescent"
CAC sorry mate "Mornington Crescent" last of the mandms

9:05pm Sat 26 Jan 13

ColdAsChristmas says...

I refer to the comment I made in a related comment a little earlier.

I would however like to know if you are happy with current energy prices and how you might realistically manage the situation better?
I refer to the comment I made in a related comment a little earlier. I would however like to know if you are happy with current energy prices and how you might realistically manage the situation better? ColdAsChristmas

10:16pm Sat 26 Jan 13

last of the mandms says...

I am not happy with the price of current (no pun intended ) energy prices and would like my costs reduced. OK when you say how I might realistically manage the situation better do you mean for my personal benefit or for society as a whole.
I am not happy with the price of current (no pun intended ) energy prices and would like my costs reduced. OK when you say how I might realistically manage the situation better do you mean for my personal benefit or for society as a whole. last of the mandms

3:14am Sun 27 Jan 13

Magicman! says...

The problem is that Britain cannot do anything about this illegal price fixing (because that's what it is), because it is done oversea's. Whatever customer-facing company you have who's name appears on your letterheaded bill is just the customer side of a bigger operation, whereby it all boils down to roughly 3 big energy conglomerates all based just south of Britain in Europe. These companies hold 100% market share of Britain, and they know it - so they all communicate with each other and agree to all rise prices at the same time so they all get bigger profits. If one company decided not to and got more customers, the other two would reduce their prices to undercut that 1st one, so they have a mutual agreement to not take away each others customers by means of honest pricing.

For anything to be done about it would require the EU to have some balls and send in the lawyers... but oh wait, that would mean they'd get less revenue in the form of taxes.
The problem is that Britain cannot do anything about this illegal price fixing (because that's what it is), because it is done oversea's. Whatever customer-facing company you have who's name appears on your letterheaded bill is just the customer side of a bigger operation, whereby it all boils down to roughly 3 big energy conglomerates all based just south of Britain in Europe. These companies hold 100% market share of Britain, and they know it - so they all communicate with each other and agree to all rise prices at the same time so they all get bigger profits. If one company decided not to and got more customers, the other two would reduce their prices to undercut that 1st one, so they have a mutual agreement to not take away each others customers by means of honest pricing. For anything to be done about it would require the EU to have some balls and send in the lawyers... but oh wait, that would mean they'd get less revenue in the form of taxes. Magicman!

1:40pm Sun 27 Jan 13

ColdAsChristmas says...

Good point magicman and I assume you are a part of society, last of?
To answer the letter writers question; the Queen is as likely to challenge the price of energy to government as Algore is going to open a debate on global warming with sceptics. No chance is what I think, any advance on that?
Good point magicman and I assume you are a part of society, last of? To answer the letter writers question; the Queen is as likely to challenge the price of energy to government as Algore is going to open a debate on global warming with sceptics. No chance is what I think, any advance on that? ColdAsChristmas

3:31pm Sun 27 Jan 13

last of the mandms says...

Part of society yes but I asked you if you wanted my opinion on energy price control for my benefit i.e selfish or for the benefit of the majority i.e altruistic
Part of society yes but I asked you if you wanted my opinion on energy price control for my benefit i.e selfish or for the benefit of the majority i.e altruistic last of the mandms

3:52pm Sun 27 Jan 13

fear your government says...

the queen has enough stolen fortune to end world hunger and she doesnt.
so why the hell would she help you horrible little cattle..
we are all scum to the elites, nothing more than income streams.

still wave your flags, and god bless em hahaha
the queen has enough stolen fortune to end world hunger and she doesnt. so why the hell would she help you horrible little cattle.. we are all scum to the elites, nothing more than income streams. still wave your flags, and god bless em hahaha fear your government

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