Ed Miliband Reveals His Energy Switch
By Cynthia Taylor
Ed Miliband has switched his energy supplier and has challenged the Big Six after receiving a bill of £1000, He has switched suppliers to one of the smaller suppliers.
The leader of the Labour Party told the Mail On Sunday that he switched from E.ON to a smaller energy company, First Utility, but he was unable to say at this stage how much he has saved with the switch.
Mr. Miliband has placed energy prices at the heart of his campaign on the coalition government and has pledged if he came in to power he would freeze energy prices for 20 months.
First Utility has followed MrMiliband’s lead and announced their own freeze on prices until the end of winter just a few days later, this announcement came at a time when three of the Big Six, Scottish Power, SSE and British Gas, have hiked energy bills by as much as 8.2% and 11.2%.
David Cameron, the British Prime Minister has branded proposed freeze by MrMiliband as ‘thepolitics of the conmen’ last week in the House of Commons.
As a counter to Mr Cameron, Mr.Miliband said to the Mail on Sunday that it was a definite sign of someone who is losing the argument when they lose their cool.
He continues to say that Mr. Cameron had gone from saying there was no problem to telling people to wear jumpers, and went on to say that it was a insult - very Edwina Currie-esque.
He further said that David Cameron was a PrimeMinister for the ‘centre ground’, a Prime minister for the Big Six such as Centrica. He stated that Mr. Cameron was not willing to stand up to the these Big Six energy companies.
Downing Street is insisting that Mr. Cameron did not advise people to wear jumpers to cut heating bills,however a spokesperson from Number 10 told reporters that people ‘might wish to consider wrapping up warm”.
Last week’s intervention by the former Prime Minister, Sir John Major, buoyed up MrMiliband when he called for a windfall tax on the big power companies.
The Labour Leader said that the Tories wanted to re-run the 1992 election, but they cannot. And he said what Mr Major was saying was that Mr. Cameron had lost touch with the millions of the people who had voted the Tories in during 1992. He went on to say it was what he called ‘Majors’ Millions’
And said that Labour are the people who were talking about issues that really did matter.
Mr. Miliband said that the decision to switch suppliers was a joint decision with his wife, Justine, last winter, and when asked how much he has saved, he replied that he did not know yet. However he mentioned that he had a huge bill for the previous winter and mentioned a figure of £1000.
Mr. Miliband said that he was ‘quite happy’ to pay a mansion tax on any properties over £2 million which is backed by his party and also the Liberal Democrat Party – this is likely to catch his London home.
When Nick Glegg, the Deputy Prime Minister spoke publically against Conservative policies with regard to free schools and immigration, Mr. Miliband then suggested that he may be shifting towards Labout’s direction. He said “maybe he has moved towards Labour’.
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