Tired of bashing bankers? Have a go at the ‘Big Six’ energy companies instead – always a good formula for a popularist message. That’s the tack Ed Miliband has taken with his latest headline-grabbing speech.
Miliband’s promise to freeze energy prices may please consumer groups but right-wing commentators have jumped at the chance to again portray him as “Red Ed” while energy companies are unsurprisingly up in arms. Even more controversial than price controls, are suggestions of breaking up the energy companies and increasing the control central government has over their activities.
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