The Tories risk blowing themselves up with gas | Comment

B.Deficiencies bring down governments. Ted Heath’s Conservative government paid such a price at the ballot box in 1974 when it failed to turn the lights on because (to put it mildly) it had mishandled the coal industry. Today, instead of coal, gas is the dominant fuel for heating our homes. While a shortage of material is not so critical that people freeze to death from lack of energy, the impact on household bills could have a similar effect, at least for the poorest.

The skyrocketing gas price in the open market combined with a consumer price cap imposed by Theresa May’s government (as promised in their 2017 election manifesto) has caused the collapse of numerous suppliers. If not the entire industry

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