Ted Obvious reports from Paris: Imagine the international community, whatever this means these days, calling on Britain to allow humanitarian aid to reach its most vulnerable people who will be in danger of freezing to death this winter, what with all the energy companies in UK raising their prices all at once.
You know, Syria or Iran, for example, calling on the United Nations to start providing urgent help to the UK, to do everything to provide pensioners with warm blankets and clothes and lots of tea, to be able to stay alive when they won’t be able to afford to switch on the heating this winter? Especially as it promises to be a really cold one, with all that global warming – wink-wink – causing all the low temperatures. And if the Cameron’s regime, because it’s a regime and not a government as it has not been properly elected and is working against the majority of its people, will try to prevent aid reaching the most vulnerable, then a no-fly zone could be imposed over certain parts of Britain, to allow the convoys through, to save those innocent civilians. And in case you are not aware of this, every year around 25,000 old people die of cold or of symptoms directly caused by it.
Yes, I bet this would p..s off the Cameron regime in a big way. Especially as this is the same cabal that is giving away annually something like 12 billion smackers on overseas aid, including some dictators who use the money unwisely, to put it mildly, and are ready to send supplies and medication to any part of the world where nature strikes. The last one being the Philippines which have been struck by the typhoon Haiyan. But when it comes to saving British lives at home, then it’s a totally different story, you see. This is not as urgent as saving everyone else out there. Doesn’t have the same ring to it, the same groove.
Still, how about those big energy providers in Britain, eh? Raised their prices above inflation and showed two fingers to everyone. The last one to announce a price rise was EDF, keeping it slightly lower than the rest of the gang, if you pardon the expression, at 3.9 per cent. But the trick is, of course, that the EDF people are just waiting for Chancellor George Osborne to announce his budget statement on December, to see whether any green taxes will be cut. And if not, they might follow the example of the others and have an 8 per cent hike in prices or more. Don’t forget, these people have no heart and they would not even twitch if you tell them that thousands might die. S..t happens, is the motto of these guys and girls. Profit comes first.
But here’s the killer question: how come the current regime – remember, we agreed that it’s a regime – pretends it can’t do anything about it? Free market, the y say, so we can’t interfere. Odd that, isn’t it? And I bet it all has to do with corruption in the corridors of power. Because somewhere along the line the energy giants are paying someone who is helping them to rip off their customers. I can bet you that this has all to do with greasing palms and passing envelopes with cash in them. Not to mention that when big energy providers ‘fail’ to secure reasonable wholesale prices for their own companies, it probably means that someone in the management is getting commissions from the wholesalers, on a personal basis that is.
So there you have it: politicians and the big boys of business are happy. So why change anything? And f..k 30,000 old people! They are a burden anyway.