April 24th, 2014

GuyNews Axelrod: Energy Price Controls Will Lead to Blackouts

Back when Ed’s new strategy chief David Axelrod was in Illinois, his lobbying firm set up a front group, Consumers Organised for Reliable Energy (CORE) on behalf of energy corporations, which ran a series of attack ads warning that attempting to control energy prices would result in blackouts and a “California style energy crisis”. Guido has got hold of them. Axelrod claims it is because he shares Miliband’s values that he will campaign for him, yet Ed wants to freeze energy prices in Britain, the very same policy that across the Atlantic he said would result in disaster…

The two CORE ads are available in full below:


97 Comments

  1. 1
    Prime Minister"Money's no object" Cameron says:

    The legend Ed Miliband now ticks all the boxes!

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  2. 2
    Hoots! It's Clown says:

    I burn dried-out chocolate logs for warmth. You don’t want to breath in the smoke, mind!

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  3. 3
    Maria Miller says:

    The Tories vow to stop funds for new wind farms wouldn’t be so bad if they promised to stop subsidising nuclear too.

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    • 7
      jgm2 says:

      The one key difference with nuclear is that it’s reliable.

      Sure, it’s more expensive than coal or gas but when you want some electricity – there it is.

      Truth be told I don’t know why it (nuclear) is so fucking expensive either. A lot of different (ie wholly unnecessary) layers all adding their 100% mark-up I suspect.

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    • 46
      The Growler says:

      I thought Maggie de-nationalised electricity generation and electricity so that the state would not have to keep forking out £Billions, why is the state forking out as this was supposed to be raised through free enterprise and private sector. The consumer is being robbed through his taxes and by the prices he has to pay for electricity.

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      • 92
        broderick crawford says:

        Quite so Growler .

        It s just that when institutional private investors do not earn sufficient return from their ” risk capital ” they call in the whole panjandrum of state Regulators to subsidise their original investment by invoking subsidies and grants to see them through the ” bad times ”

        Plus those industries are classed as too big — or too vital — to fail .

        A bit like the banks really .. a two way winning play .

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  4. 4
    Ockham's Razor says:

    Labour would be nowhere without its hypocrisy.

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    • 10
      Orwellista says:

      What hypocrisy? As clear a case of “four legs good, two legs better” I have not seen.

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      • 63
        Ockham's Razor says:

        I don’t need someone called Eric Blair to tell me that if I were to place a bet on the National, any horse with other than the regulation four legs is not going to get my money against its name. Equally, if Lizzy Vaid felt inclined to give me a personal lap dance, anything other than two legs would be politely but firmly refused.

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    • 59

      This is exactly the sort of non-story that the BBC (in its drive to provide clear, accurate and impartial reporting) should not cover.

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    • 83
      forgotten man says:

      If hypocrisy were hydrocarbons then fracking The Left would give free energy for all.

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  5. 5
    Cynical prat says:

    Opinons given by ‘political’ experts vary by the amount of money that can be milked from the gullible.

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  6. 6
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Aha, proof that Labour’s top advisor has been campaigning against their flagship policy!

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  7. 8
    Margaret Hodge says:

    Maybe all he’s really concerned about is protecting his kind’s capital.

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  8. 8
    Dave Cameron says:

    Can we just get back to Christian values, and unprotected anal sex please?

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    • 11
      Freud says:

      You seen obsessed by sodomy with your repeated messages. Is it something you secretly crave but can’t get so you have to post fake messages about it?

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      • 14
        jgm2 says:

        Anybody interested in sodomy would have no trouble ‘getting some’. Casual sodomy seems to be part of the homosexualist lifestyle as recent court cases have highlighted.

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      • 16
        Ed Miliband says:

        Mummy.

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      • 18
        illogical says:

        Your only Jung once. :)

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        • 34
          Illiterate says:

          ‘Your’ means belonging to you. It’s not equivalent to ‘you are’.(you’re).

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          • illogical says:

            Quite correct.
            My Bad.
            At any mention of Miliband and his plans for change it’s always urine or you’re out

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      • 23
        Dave Cameron says:

        As an MP I can get all the depraved anal sex I can manage thanks. And then some.

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      • 35
        I like mine plain and simple. says:

        Yes-this character plagues this site with Cameron/bum sex posts. Probably some weirdo sitting in Labour HQ with nothing better to do.

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        • 60
          The Growler says:

          Could be some disaffected Tory Boy who has this fixation with Dave Boy, he wants to, but is frightened to do so he lashes out at Dave.

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        • 64
          Freud says:

          Either that or they’ve got broadband in Rampton.

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        • 75
          Goat says:

          Breaking.

          After the success of the same-sex marriage bill, the government are discussing controversial plans to legalise cross-species marriage.

          Some commentators have said this is just a cynical ploy to gain votes from immigrants originally from isolated rural communities.

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          • Will says:

            Looking at the front bench of the Labour Party it’s been going on for years but unfortunatelty it has not meant an increase in intelligence also the amount of inbreeding has affected the Labour Party as they all see similar unless they are forced to have a labotomy

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      • 93
        broderick crawford says:

        Don ‘ t fret , when he receives his advance order for Google Glasses he will be able to indulge in virtual sodomy or virtual anything else to his heart’s content .

        Perhaps he’ ll stop posting then and concentrate on being PM….or possibly just virtual sodomy !

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  9. 12
    Krill-eating jellyfish says:

    Everybody knows our energy companies are ripping us off bigtime. Inflating the prices their own production companies charge their retail units, and scamming customers with complicated tariffs and overcharging. We all know Ofgem is useless.
    Miliband at least is prepared to face them down, and to put a stop to the fast to go up / slow to come down price practices. By doing nothing, the right condone all of this.

    The Big Six need to be broken up, and should also become more transparent. Their sky-high prices and profits are strangling our industry and our economy. Most of the dividends go overseas.

    Cameron is too weak to stand up to them, or is too close to them to do anything.

    But any reason to have a pop at Miliband, eh?

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    • 22
      SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

      The ‘big six’ ought to be broken up, tell that to the french government who own EDF!

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    • 25
      jgm2 says:

      Miliband is just an opportunist gimp.

      Complaining about rising energy prices when he was the one who introduced insane subsidies for expensive, unreliable sources of ‘green’ energy.

      Working class grannies freezing so that the bedwetting middle classes with 4KW of solar panels can get massive subsidies.

      What a c*unt eh?

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      • 54
        Bert says:

        Coal is the way to go, but I could never understand the miners, who simultaneously claimed that (a) working underground was inhuman and (b) they wanted to keep the pits open so their children and grandchildren would have jobs. I could never understand their cretinous, kneejerk politics either, but maybe those are a corollary of the rest. After all, anyone with an ounce of nous doesn’t have to do manual labour, especially in a mine.

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        • 67
          jgm2 says:

          The miners were just cannon-fodder in the Labour/union attempt to become part of the socialist internationale.

          Listen to Scargill even today. His fight was not for worker’s pay and conditions and jobs. That just provided ‘cover’ for his real agenda. It was for his Kremlin overlords.

          The car-workers, ship-builders etc were all likewise infiltrated and their jobs sacrificed in an attempt to bring the UK to its knees so that a desperate population would embrace socialism as our saviour.

          I saw Labour’s Charles Clarke admit as much in a documentary about (I think) the work-in that they did on the shipyards up in Fucking Scotland.

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    • 29
      Herman Achille Van Rompuy says:

      Oh that is so funny. Naive but funny.

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    • 31
      Steve Miliband says:

      Oligopoly of the Oligarchs

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    • 73
      The Growler says:

      By that logic, under Liebore B’Liar/Broon administrations these companies were not controlled either, in fact the companies found out what they could get away with using complicated company linkages, some supposedly running at a loss but in reality making be profits. Liebore were in control for 13 years and did nothing, except relax company rules so companies could run rings around them and money disappeared.

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    • 80
      Anonymous says:

      i think you will find everyone “suspects” rather than “knows”. if everyone knew then they wouldn’t finding pricing confusing and require increased transparency

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      • 95
        SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

        We don’t want bone headed socialist nationalisation, that got us into the mess in the first place just a recognition that the only people who control the prices are the suppliers ,that is a fact of life ,just get rid of the ecolunatic green taxes and take VAT off the bills.

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  10. 15
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Its the wrong Miliband, Alexrod, and he’s also wrong.

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  11. 21
    Oh, really? says:

    Perhaps feckless Ed thinks blackouts will be a small price to pay for a Labour victory?

    He probably has phase 2 of his campaign ready to be read out by people in TV studios lit by hurricane lamps and candles: “And Prime Minister Ed Milliband said: ‘the blackouts are clearly the result of Tory energy policies.’ More news on the rationing arrangements for toilet paper and teabags later in this broadcast. Also reports are coming on of armed guards shooting and killing several people when there was a riot outside a foodbank in Manchester.”

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  12. 26
    Ockham's Razor says:

    I like Dan Hodges, I really do. he is a good analyst of events who seldom gets it wrong (that is apart from being on the wrong side of the people/state divide). But he does not like the left’s left, that may be taken as a given.

    But his article in the Spectator today needs to be read with tongue-firmly-in-cheek. He looks at Miliband’s inner circle (if you will forgive that expression), one by one, and lists their publicly perceived faults. He then comments that they are all not as bad as that after all and attempts to justify this viewpoint. Examples of this: “well liked”, “proper political operator”, “has shown his worth”, “popular”, “respected”, “better trade-craft than people realise”.

    They are all losers, Dan! You are extracting the urine! Aincha?

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    • 48
      I was Hitlers missing bollock says:

      Desperate Dan, the Hunt couldn’t be more out of touch if he lived on the other side of the universe.

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  13. 28
    Pookie snackumberger says:

    Edward Milliband is a horrible little posh cnut, who is owned by UNITE, and will do or say anything to get them in power. There is no more to be said.

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  14. 32
    Nigel Farage says:

    how many former EU Commissioners can you name? http://bit.ly/1mCgNDT

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  15. 33
    David Minibanana says:

    What do Red Ed’s union bosses have to say about this ?

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  16. 38
    I was Hitlers missing bollock says:

    Milibland don’t give a flying fuck who he hires as long as he can baffle his party’s blind voters with gold plated bullshit, Axelprod will produce gold plated bullshit for the highest bidder.

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  17. 39
    Ed Militwerp says:

    We will increath energy pwiceth to help the environment!

    We will freethe energy pwitheth becauthe therth a cotht of living cwithith!

    We will cut energy pwitheth!

    Er, er… Too far, too fatht!!

    Er…

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  18. 40
    Tom Catesby. says:

    The Axelrod item just adds further demonstrates what a bunch of feral scoundrels the liebore leadership and their hired confidence tricksters are.

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    • 44
      Tom Catesby. says:

      ‘It further demonstrates’. BTW. how is Milliband going to pay the Axelrod? Reorts today suggest Labour are looking to remove their bad debt from the Co-op Bank and place it with a bank largely owned by the trade unions. It will be interesting to see what happens there.

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  19. 41
    Prime Minister"The Dunce Of Downing Street" Cameron says:

    My finest moment captured on You Tube,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRmXotIg9qw

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  20. 42
    Nick Clegg says:

    Why is everyone but me getting column inches?

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  21. 45
    Anonymous says:

    Axel Folly and Bogmilliband-“Beverley Mills Flop”

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  22. 55
    Nigel Mirage says:

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  23. 58
    Tom Catesby. says:

    Did anybody else hear the report about Danny Alexander’s statement, purporting to outline the limpdicks position if we get a minority government in 2015? According to danny boy, the limpdicks won’t support it as not being in the ‘national interest’. As an example of political and personal delusion it was a wonder to hear. Of course they won’t support it, because they won’t be in any position to do so. As a party they are likely to be cast into the political outer darkness for at least another 100 years and the present crop in parliament will be busy signing on.

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    • 66
      Bert says:

      Laughable, isn’t it? Can anyone explain to me what Liberal Democrats are for? Why do they exist?

      They’re a bit like cats in that respect, though unfortunately you can’t take pot-shots at them with a .22 rifle and expect to get away with it.

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      • 69
        Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

        We represent the Postal Voters in this Country. Without them, where could the looniest of the Loony Left find a home ?

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      • 70
        jgm2 says:

        +1 on cats. And +1 for the solution to cats.

        Shoot the fucking things.

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        • 77
          The Darleks High Command says:

          The LebDims will be Exterminated !!! completely Exterminated !!!
          this order must be obeyed

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          • Bob - Your Friendly Local EU Borg says:

            “We are the EU. Lower your Borders and surrender your Parliament. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile”

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  24. 81
    Anonymous says:

    “Axelrod: Energy Price Controls Will Lead to Blackouts”
    Hmmm… And wasting money we don’t have on vanity rail projects (wasn’t that one of Labour’s brainwaves?) instead of a Severn tidal energy scheme, isn’t likely to help. Thankfully, if the image of Ed in any way resembles the spin that’s about to be generated in-house. We can all light our homes with radiance emanating from a politician’s orifice.

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  25. 82
    I have no recollection of that says:

    Ed Milliband the lead author of the 2008 Energy Policy which COMMITS the UK to increasing energy prices as part of the Global Warming/Climate Change con.
    All 3 main political parties are committed to this UN/EU con. Vote them out

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  26. 84
    Fed up bloke says:

    As Milliband always gets it wrong, my theory is that he thought he was appointing Axel Rose.

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  27. 85
    UKIP 4 ALL says:

    So to recap it would be true to say that labour is a gang of lying hypocrites employing lying hypocrites who have a track record of working for other lying hypocrites…Hmmm I think I see a pattern emerging here.

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  28. 87
    It's all about effics innit says:

    Well, you know what they say….”In for a penny, in for (an undisclosed) 6-figure salary”.

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  29. 96

    Gonna freeze. Innit?

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  30. 97
    when in Rome says:

    Blackouts, that was the past. policies change, attitudes change, can we change? Yes we can!
    Axlerod is so good, he will convince the dead to come out and vote labour.

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