Alex Meredith

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The UK Government today launched its grand plan to help people with their energy bills.  Let me summarise.  There’ll be a change to the Warm Homes Discount (worth on average £12) and a reduction in the Energy Company Obligation (worth around £35).  The average bill will reduce by about £50, but that may be entirely consumed by price rises (based on rises in wholesale power and/or transmission costs) so there’s a good… Read More

David Cameron’s visit to Glasgow recently was important for two reasons: (i) an old Etonian has not been seen in Scotland outside grouse season since Wee Willy Wales went to St Andrews; (ii) it highlighted the difficulty of having nuclear bombs based somewhere that might be a foreign country within 18 months. The sensible solution to (ii) may be to decommission the nuclear submarines altogether.  Cameron does not appear to favour that… Read More