John Hutton is the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform for the UK, and just yesterday he said “The era of cheap energy is over”, and I couldn’t believe he had the audacity to say that.
After all, what has his government been doing? Sitting on their arses ignoring the situation for the last umpteen years? I’m afraid so.
My MP was talking in the Commons yesterday about the Government’s rise in the tax for owning a car and tries to explain it away by saying that this is to persuade the car manufacturers to make efficient cars.
That’s despite the fact that it’s penalising the individual and not for mileage or emissions, but for actually owning the car and never even starting the engine.
My local MP Alistair Darling looks like he’ll be lobbying for a Nuclear Waste Dump in or around Edinburgh, or at least supporting it if he follows all of the Government’s current policies for nuclear power.
Here’s what he’s been saying about nuclear power, typically falling within the Labour policy.