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Friday, November 12, 2010

The joys of privatisation: British Gas hikes gas and electricity prices by 7%

From the Daily Mail:

Around eight million households face punishing utility bill hikes after Britain's biggest energy supplier raised tariffs just before winter.

British Gas will push up prices by 7 per cent from December 10, which will amount to an increase of £1.50 on the average weekly dual-fuel bill.

Half a million public sector job losses. VAT hiked to 20% from January. Privatised rail fares- already the most expensive in Europe- set to soar in the New Year.
Massive cuts in government spending. And now big rises in gas and electricity prices just before Christmas.

It’s going to be a long, tough, winter.

But not for everyone.

Isn't neoliberalism wonderful!


Anonymous said...

The common folk are being made to pay for the crisis of the capitalists. When will people stop believing in the myth of John Galt?

Chris Hall said...

Yes, but if you have shares in British Gas then this winter will be giving you a warm glow.

Doesn't everyone have shares in British Gas?

They would if we brought it back into publis ownership.

British Gas Boilers said...

Don't forget no jobs either and more cuts in public spending and rising national debt too!