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Thewalrus515 t1_jae5vkr wrote

You genuinely believe that the UK would pay the same for gas and oil if they were in the EU? Lol.


marsman t1_jae6fww wrote

Can you give one reason why it wouldn't...?


Thewalrus515 t1_jaeh3n2 wrote

The inconvenience of transportation to the UK, the inconsistent rules, and because they can charge more because the UK is desperate.


shiftystylin t1_jaenv0q wrote

Whilst I agree brexit was a f-ing stupid idea and voted remain, our wise overlords were pushing through new gas exploration (also f-ing stupid idea) because we had a bumper sales day selling gas to the EU at high prices. Once Holland and Germany's storage facilities were full, prices dropped... Except they didn't in the UK.

We also have no nationalised energy companies so we can't dictate the price that is reasonable to pay. We get the price dictated to us. We've basically become hostage to neoliberalist capitalism - let's play "who can run a country into ground the quickest!"