Profits of doom
YET again the energy giants greedily cash in on Russia’s war — with monstrous profits fleeced from a defenceless public.
Families everywhere are struggling to pay stratospheric energy bills.
Surging numbers have been plunged into debt and arrears.
And British Gas banks nearly £1billion in just six months . . . a staggering 900 per cent increase.
All because Ofgem raised the price cap to compensate it for suppressing its profits in 2021-2.
Except British Gas STILL made £172million and £98million over the same period back then.
“We work to protect energy consumers”, reads the first line of Ofgem’s statement about its role.
What a sick joke. It has long been obvious whose side this useless “watchdog” is on.
The oil giants and the energy suppliers.
Talk is cheap
WHY should blabbermouth banker Alison Rose get a penny in payoff money?
She rightly resigned. Why is a severance deal even being discussed?
Why should she or Coutts chief Peter Flavel, who has also finally walked the plank, get a golden handshake after steering their woke banks into this reputation-destroying scandal?
How typically out of touch Labour and the Remain ultras are, still desperately defending Rose and trying somehow to shift blame to Farage.
Labour even claim she is being “bullied”. Rubbish.
Whatever the public might think of Farage, they at least are not suffering from Brexit Derangement Syndrome.
They know unfairness when they see it. A big majority reckon Rose had to go.
We are a nation Labour seeks to govern but still does not remotely understand.
Right a wrong
ANDREW Malkinson was the victim of a 20-year miscarriage of justice so grotesque it beggars belief.
Read about it on the home page.
Mr Malkinson was wrongly jailed for rape solely after being picked out at an ID parade.
Police hid key evidence, some of which would have destroyed the credibility of their “witnesses”.
He was kept inside for 17 years, way beyond his minimum term, because he refused to confess. Indeed he never stopped protesting his innocence.
No DNA evidence incriminated him. In fact it now implicates a different man.
Jobless, homeless and robbed of two decades, Mr Malkinson MUST now be compensated with a seven-figure sum.
There must be no deductions for “board and lodging” in prison, a ludicrous and outrageous extra unfairness which could yet be foisted on him.
And the cops behind this catastrophe in 2004 should themselves be in the dock.