United Kingdom: Do Your Bit Send a Message to the Big Six!

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Now finally the government of the United Kingdom have finally decided to do something about the Big Six power companies here in the United Kingdom, we should also as a people here send a clear message to them by simply switching power suppliers to the smaller independents!

I have done it myself switching from EDF to Ovo Energy a smaller power company which is both cheaper and uses more Ecological sound power sources. Strangely it is the best thing I have done, even if I am on a fixed price tariff, as much to my surprise my electricity and gas bills in real turns are a lot cheaper.

As I have said here before we here in the United Kingdom need to send a message to the Big Six Power companies we are not prepared to pay the overcharged prices and take the excuses for them any more.

What I think we here in the United Kingdom forget is we do have the power to change things in this case by changing power suppliers to alternatives to the Big Six sending the message to them we will not stand for their actives any more!

For those outside of the United Kingdom the Big Six Power companies are:

E.On, EDF, SSE, Scottish Power, British Gas, Npower

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United Kingdom: The Big Six Finally Face the Music!

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It has only taken the present government of the United Kingdom almost all of their term of office with Ofgen being their hatchet man to finally stand up to the Big Six Power Companies who have been overcharging people for their gas and electricity and running a cartel to keep the prices up for consumers here in the United Kingdom.

It has been both their actions and the Banks which both caused and have prolonged the credit crunch here in the United Kingdom both have been responsible for the damage to the economy here. The Big Six especially which have caused major financial problems to the large majority of citizens here In the United Kingdom especially those who are on low wages who have seen more and more of their wages disappear to the Big Six just to keep living a normal life.

My personal view it is high time the British Government actually got off if it’s backside and did something about the Big Six though the only reason why the current Conservative Government here in the United Kingdom are doing anything is because the elections are due in the next few years and frankly they need every vote to get back into power.

What the Big Six with their allies in government done, large majority of which are members of the Conservative party here, have succeed doing is bring the country to it knees economically over the past decades over charging both people and businesses for their energy.

It his high time that both the Big Six and those within the Conservative Party who privatized the energy industry in the first place and now support face the music and I think I am not only one who is calling for them to face the justice system for the damage they have done to the United Kingdom.

All of us here in the United Kingdom should make sure the government cannot back down from dealing with the Big Six by actually using people power and or voices to keep the politicians focused on the battle and if they back down we should make sure the present government pays the price by not voting for them in the next General Election.

The battle line have been drawn and time we as a people here in United Kingdom fight for a better deal for our energy both from the Government and Power Companies!

For those outside of the United Kingdom the Big Six Power companies which have been both overcharging and running a cartel here are:

E.On, EDF, SSE, Scottish Power, British Gas, Npower

This journal entry was inspired by the BBC news story: ‘Big six’ energy firms face competition inquiry

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Welcome to the Bad New Days!

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What is very apparent in modern United Kingdom is that more and more of businesses from the biggest to smallest are now putting profit first at the expense of both it’s employees and customers. This is certainly prevalent among big business here which it is becoming the norm rather than the exception and now includes even so called international companies.

All this encouraged by a current Conservative Government who claim it does the country good as it will mean more rich people will invest in the country hence the country will climb out it current problems quicker.

Plus god forbid should these people have to pay more for labour here in United Kingdom as it would mean they would invest in countries with cheaper labour.

All this of cause is lies by the Conservative Party, even by the CBI ,as what it really means the few who are rich here in the United Kingdom would not get richer off the backs of other people which they poorly pay and treat, all in the pursuit of money currently.

Add to this these rich people on the whole do not invest the money back into the United Kingdom as the Conservatives claim they do but they take their money and run to other countries where they can keep their money.

All this sounds very familiar as it is highly reminiscent of Victorian England a place of the few wealthy, a large down trodden masses with a small middle class stuck in the middle. A society full of social injustice and inequalities with masses nicely kept in place by less than subtle methods by those who are in power and rich.

What a grim, grey and oppressive United Kingdom we have all made for ourselves in the blind obsession for money.

Welcome to the bad new days!

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UK: Give Big Six Power Companies the Heave Ho!

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I have recently changed my power supplier at my home here in the United Kingdom to one of the smaller power companies not directly associated with the big six power companies which include EDF and British Gas.

Yes, I have moved into a smaller house in time but even so with two bills over a similar period of time at the new house and the bill from the new power company is cheaper by a significant amount than the previous supplier which was one of the big six here in the United Kingdom.

It has certainly opened my eyes to the fact just how excessive the big six here in the United Kingdom have charged for gas and electricity even with the excuse that they have to invest in the power grid and generation. It has highlighted to me just how much they have profiteered off the backs of people like myself over the years.

Even with the fact the smaller power companies do not invest as much in the power grid and generation it makes me wonder just how they can charge prices for gas and electricity which are significantly less and still make money?

My personal opinion like all older and more established companies here in the United Kingdom the big six power companies basically put profits and shareholders before customers even to the detriment of the United Kingdom itself.

I would recommend that everyone in the United Kingdom do what I have done recently and turn their back on the big six power companies and sign up with the smaller power company en mass. As it is easy to do and if enough of us do it the big six grip on gas and electricity here would be broken for once and for all time.

Plus it would only take a small percentage of people to switch to start to worry the big six as they are so profit and money orientated even a small drop in profits with get them to stand up and think!


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Why Do Some People Think They are Above the Law?

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What has always made me wonder, especially when driving, here in United Kingdom why do some people think they are above the law especially the laws of the road?

This is regardless of the fact the laws, especially on the roads, are there to make people’s lives safer and easier. You have to think the sheer arrogance and selfishness of these people who show a real contempt of other people in general.

But it does reflect the general attitude of growing number of people here in the United Kingdom who put themselves first regardless of the effect it has on other people even if their actions endanger peoples lives or even make other people’s lives more difficult!

Personally I think this attitude is disrespectful to everyone around them and society as a whole and what really gets me going these same people who complain if the law is too soft on criminals.

It basically shows the double standards of these people who want a safe society where law is upheld as long as they can get away with what they think they should get away with minor criminal acts especially on the road regardless of the fact they can potentially dangerous.

It is high time these people were told the fact they break minor laws makes them as bad as those who break major laws as both show a real contempt of the society and people around them either way!


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Scotland’s Independence Could be A Catalyst For Change!

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A recent BBC news article about the possible new flags for the United Kingdom if Scotland voted for Independence and it got me thinking that this would be an ideal opportunity for United Kingdom to think of the future of the way it is governed in the future.

After all if Scotland wins it’s independence we are going to have to go through some basic constitutional changes both in Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom so it would be almost criminal for the United Kingdom not do take the opportunity for a very through look and discussion about how the country is run as it certainly will need some fundamental and long over due changes.

My personal view we should look deeply into our democracy here to make it more relevant to a modern country and more accountable to the people it serves as in it’s current form it is becoming more and more distant from the people to it actually serves.

On top of which we should really also question that even if the last of our nobility and Royal family really now have a place in our country in their present in their present forms after all I am not only one in the United Kingdom who are starting to think if we should even pay for them any more and all nobility and royalty be consigned to the history books so we can move on as a country finally to a more modern and forward thinking country.

We also need to take the opportunity to look how our government works from the top to local level in a very fundamental level as an overhaul which is also long overdue as Scotland’s independence will also effect this.

My personal view both the Civil Service and Local Government needs a major reforms to make them them both more modern and to remove the old boy system for once and for all time.

In conclusion we here in the United Kingdom should use the opportunity of Scotland’s independence if it goes through or not to change our country as I said if we do nothing it will be criminal!


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The British Government is Currently a Joke!

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The current problems we here in the United Kingdom with the Six Major Power Companies openly profiteer off the backs of the citizens here has highlighted how toothless the British Government is!

Rather than actually taking the said companies to task all they do is ask the said companies if they mind freezing the bills unless costs go up which frankly a peripatetic reaction from a government voted in by the people.

But it once again the current and previous governments put businesses interests before the people who actually voted them in and pay their wages. It shows it is long overdue that the people of this country remind those in Westminster if is not those Executives in their Ivory Towers who put them in power but the votes of the people.

Our current Prime Minister, Mr Camaron, is yet another in a long line of toothless Prime Ministers of both major parties who makes all the right noises but actually does nothing really useful. All these Prime Ministers backed by two major political parties who are basically spent, useless who put votes and money before real policies.

All they have succeed in doing, both the Conservatives and Labour, is leaving the country in a mess even if the current government fixes the so called current economic problems they will not as what they will leave us with something built on very shaky foundations as in the 1990s under Mrs Thatchers government.

So we may have a good few decades yet again but once again we will return to economic problems because like previous governments the current government actually did not tackle the fundamental problems of the economy going for quick fixes which get them voted back into power come the next General Election.

The saddest thing in all this situation are the British people themselves who sit there and moan about the current situation but what do they do about it?

Absolutely nothing falling for the smoke screen put up by the current Government and Media that they are actually doing something about the economy. Add to this a general apathy of the General Public who content themselves with trivial matters which include Celebrity watching, smart phones and social web sites!

In this country it is not Nero fiddling while Rome burns who a whole Orchestra of the General Public playing a Symphony while Britain burns!


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British Republican Thoughts!

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As I grow older unlike others around me I am getting more radical in my views that is more radical for someone who is approaching to the twilight of my years. Most people my age views become more conservative as they seam to lose their connection with the modern world but it seams I am not following this pattern much to the consternation of people around me.

Unlike people my age I am starting to have Republican tendencies here in the United Kingdom as I am getting slowly fed up of a system which looks after the privileged rather than the people themselves. We currently have a government and establishment which now has no real connection or even meaning to the people of this country.

My personal view is we need a new government system here which fits a modern forward thinking country even if it means the destruction of century old traditions after all it will not first time in our history we have changed they way we have run our country.

If this included the removal of the Monarchy and House of Lords so be it as both institutions which have long past their usefulness after all the money spent on these institutions could be better spent elsewhere to benefit of all the people not the few.

As a final point just because I have such views does not mean I am left wing or a communist and people who think such thoughts of myself show their real ignorance and stupidity!


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Our Establishment is An Anachronism!

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Here in the United Kingdom our establishment, a.k.a the Old Boy system, which once helped to create the once great country and a world spanning Empire is now an anachronism which now is holding our country back if anything killing off what it once created.

I know it has always been part of British society and government but now it’s very presence is both poisonous and detrimental to the countries well being. As a group of people the British establishment very nature it is very conservative, traditional and stuck in its ways run by people who will to anything to keep their wealth, power and even privilege even to detriment to the very country they try to keep alive.

In the end much has happened before in British history we need either remove this British Establishment one or for all time even if that means a revolution or the British Establishment needs to wake up to the fact that they need to change with times and move forward.

Either way if this British Establishment continues to run the country as it always done this once great nation will sink into obscurity along with the British Establishment who end up with nothing but hollow power and privilege.

We as a country need to modernise the way we govern and run business in this country even if it means the removal of what we think what makes the United Kingdom including the biggest anachronisms which include the Royal family and the Church’s involvement in government both of which have long out lived their usefulness in our modern society.

I know this view may be controversial in some quarters here in United Kingdom but I would like to live in a dynamic and progressive society here not the current stagnant and static society we currently live in which larches from one crisis to the next!


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Time to Start to Say Something!

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Too long have people in United Kingdom have been silent about what is going on in the world around them be it governments which look after it own at the expense of the people it governs or corporations which put profits before everything else including the quality of life of the people who work for them. All this so a small group of people can live in extreme wealth on the backs of a larger group of people who have to struggle to keep their homes or even afford to keep their bellies full.

And this small group of wealthy people claim they do it for the good of the country and if it were not for them the country would be in trouble economically. But this is a lie as if anything the country would be a better place if these people were removed from their positions as they are the cause of the economic problems of the United Kingdom as their very presence has crippled the country with their greed and blinkered conservatism which has held back the country!

It is high time we all start to say something about this state of affairs as this has gone on too long and we all deserve decent lives and real chances here in United Kingdom not the privileged few as it is now.

If that just means like myself writing my thoughts in a public blog every little bit counts and if enough of us do something as it has been proved in the past people can change the world even with many small actions.

As it has been said and proved from history the pen is mightier than the sword!


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