Skip to comments.Hit power firms w/windfall tax, Major urges Cameronůmust show heart & conscience, ex-PM warns Tories
Posted on 10/23/2013 10:52:03 PM PDT by Olog-hai
John Major yesterday told the Tories to show a heart and social conscience as he proposed a windfall tax on energy firms.
Piling pressure on David Cameron over soaring power bills, the former prime minister said it was criminally easy to overlook the millions of silent citizens struggling through no fault of their own.
He said it was wrong that so many families would have to choose between keeping warm and eating this winter.
Most British voters will opt to remain within the European Union in the proposed in/out referendum, Sir John Major suggested.
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Who do these fools thinks actually end up PAYING for taxes that get assessed on firms?
Was there ever a windfall profits tax imposed on Internet firms? I don’t recall Microsoft, Google, or Facebook paying such a tax...
Governments have forgotten what ‘windfall’ means.
The average annual energy bill in the UK is £1,370. Households must choose from a list of confusing tariffs that determines what they will pay. About half the households opt for the fixed-price energy tariffs because it allows households to better plan their monthly household budgets.
They also buy a boiler service contract, such as Homecare 400, that adds to the overall cost of energy. These service contracts can be as much as £350 annually. So if your boiler blows up, you get a new one; however, the contract doesn’t cover the price of installation which can cost, on average, £1800.
This kind of stuff is making Brits very angry about energy bills. Energy prices are becoming a big deal in the UK and could swing the next election.
What’s bizarre, though, is that the UK is sitting on a 400-year natural gas supply right under their feet. The eco-fascists, who have successfully brainwashed the UK public, tell everyone that fraking will cause earthquakes and groundwater pollution, which the majority of Brits seem to believe.
It’s an odd population.
Yes, but for so many other reasons........lol
I am a diehard conservative, and capitalist, but the energy companies are taking the you-know-what. The rise should be around 4%, 5 at most, not 8-13.
Piling pressure on David Cameron over soaring power bills, the former prime minister said it was criminally easy to overlook the millions of silent citizens struggling through no fault of their own.Yeah, because, after all, the energy companies just raise rates willy-nilly, and to be cruel. Better force them to raise rates again to cover the new cost of higher taxes. What a horse's ass he is.
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