Wednesday 6 October 2021 / 6:36 PM Business / Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband responds to gas prices hitting a record high

Ed Miliband MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, commenting on gas prices hitting a record high, said:

“Britain’s businesses and consumers are paying the price for the failures of this government.

“The UK is particularly vulnerable to increases in gas prices because the government allowed our gas storage facilities to close, blocked onshore wind, cut solar subsidies, stalled our nuclear programme and because of their total failure to deliver a long-term plan for energy efficiency.

“And now the Government remains in total denial about the scale of the energy price crisis facing consumers and firms. The Prime Minister needs to stop with the bluster, and get a grip of the cost of living crisis facing our country.”