Monday, 15 August 2022
It doesn't have to be workable
Five-minute read: Is Starmer's plan to stop bills rising workable?
Credit Sir Keir Starmer for at least trying to come up with a costed plan to tackle the UK's burgeoning household energy bill crisis. It's more than Boris Johnson's zombie government or the two people vying to succeed him have done.
That said, Labour's proposals to freeze the energy price cap at the present £1,971 at best raise more questions than answers. At worst, they are deeply flawed.
As the Labour party is not the governing party, Sir Keir's plan does not have to be workable. It is a move in the Great Game aimed squarely at those who believe in the magic money tree. Magic money tree deniers are not the target audience.