This has got to be the biggest kick in the teeth since the 'credit crunch' hit, it really beggars belief! I have just read an article where it has been revealed that the construction of a new power station at Stalythorpe near Newark, Nottinghamshire has incurred the wrath of the union Unite over the startling revelation that out of the 850 jobs on offer during the building 500 are being given to Polish, Hungarian, Spanish and Portuguese builders.
To add insult to injury, the power station is to be owned by Npower, a subsidiary of the German energy firm RWE, which as I reported the other day, has raised energy prices by 50% in the UK but by only about 5% in Germany. Now I already know the answer to this but I will ask it anyway. Does anyone think that this German firm, who produce energy in Britain, will charge us any less for it or will they pass on the cost benefits of a state-of-the-art power station to their fellow Germans?
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