Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Manufacturing the enemy

Every day, it seems, the "news" media produce another hate figure for their readers and listeners.

Sometimes it's immigrants, sometimes it's multinationals like Amazon and sometimes it's energy companies, but there nearly always turns out to be a reason behind it and it usually has to do with the Government.

Lately I've been wondering why the Tories have been having a go at the energy companies in particular, but then I read that the government is planning a big price hike of its own to comply with the carbon emissions target for 2020, and the penny dropped.

The only good thing about being cynical about politicians is that you are so often proved right.