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Are the energy companies slipping brown envelopes to members of the Cabinet?

Because it looks very much like it - no windfall tax, no price regulation, no sign of the Government taking command in a horrendous situation for everyone except the very rich? Wrong, Red - there's a great deal that a British government could do in this situation - and ultimately, nationalisation without compensation to these criminals would be best.

Asked By: Celia H - 9/4/2008
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They are not as crass as that yet. But you can be sure that some cabinet members and Labour MPs are frantically preparing the ground for the day when they are chucked out of their jobs, something that is inevitable now. So they are negotiating with companies for directorships with fat stipends. Witness what happened to... More
Answered By: Dalli the Lama - 9/5/2008
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its basically a cartel, they dont need to.
Answered By: red - 9/4/2008
 
i wouldnt doubt it, dont even get me started about our government, what a joke! and look at health care, bunch of bs, its more profitable to keep patients sick and pump them full of prescription than to cure them. our government is gear to make money and keep us as mindless sheep to consume their products and keep... More
Answered By: jmsting101 - 9/4/2008
 
There all on the take...
Answered By: (The LOON) - 9/4/2008
 
Every body is jumping on the band-waggon up prices on anything now we have a moan but its accepted as a way of life now.
Answered By: Russell B - 9/4/2008
 
Something is going on, its rediculous the way the prices of gas and electric have gone up, being on a low income I am really worried that this winter I wont be able to afford the heating. Lord knows what the elderly are going to do, they worry enough about heating bills as it is, without what the prices are going to... More
Answered By: portly_pumpkin - 9/4/2008
 
Probably, although I think that as most of the energy companies are owned by continental Europe that the Brussels dictators are behind this... More
Answered By: SnoddersB - 9/4/2008
 
It would be wrong to issue a windfall tax for so many reasons... More
Answered By: Cool hal - 9/5/2008
 
good god do you think all politicians are dishonest ? or just the vast majority shall we say 99% to give them the benefit of the doubt
Answered By: truth seeker - 9/5/2008
 
not necessary, they're winning on every front, I agree with re- nationalisation, why should people profit from a human's basic needs.
Answered By: darckling - 9/5/2008
 
Parliament is where you'll find all the country's most successful thieves. it wont change until the British people learn to get off of their Buts and march on the government. they have forgotten who works for who and need a sharp decisive reminder. i cannot believe that the People of Britain allowed the fascist labour... More
Answered By: Rommel_Returns - 9/5/2008
 
The price of fuel is still mostly tax - so they are taking the lion's share anyway. They just rob us and then help themselves to the money.
Answered By: Lorne - 9/5/2008
 
What I will never understand about this Nu Labour government is the fact that we all know that Nu Labour are doomed if they don't change... More
Answered By: LPW - 9/5/2008
 
MPs don,t live in the real world.They won,t go hungry or cold this winter.They don,t use the NHS [other than for publicity stunts],they can afford dental treatment and eye tests... More
Answered By: elo2joe - 9/5/2008
 
It would not surprise me in the slightest!The sooner we clean up politics the better!
Answered By: robert c - 9/5/2008
 
The government has no money. It does not want to isolate and irritate the big companies that are bringing big money in through tax, so it will not introduce a windfall tax. It doesn't want the Shell and BPs of the world to go elsewhere where they won't be taxed for making money. The government seems to think it has... More
Answered By: Kit Fang - 9/5/2008
 
I noticed that a previous poster mentioned that you should work 2 jobs to pay for the electricity you use... More
Answered By: alex hephaestion - 9/5/2008
 
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