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British PM accuses Russia of manipulating energy prices

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British PM accuses Russia of manipulating energy prices

This year's conflict in Ukraine is forcing the British to speed up the transition from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources. Getting rid of dependence on hydrocarbon raw materials has become one of the main goals for them.

This was stated in his speech by the head of the British government, Rishi Sunak, before leaving for the international climate conference, which began today in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

The British Prime Minister accused Russia of manipulating energy prices.

Russia's invasion of Ukraine and despicable manipulation of energy prices have only heightened the importance of ending our dependence on fossil fuels.

- he said.

According to Sunak, instead of oil and gas, Britain should actively use renewable energy sources. The new British prime minister intends to make his country a world leader in this field, turning it into a "superpower".


Rishi Sunak said that the UK will move on such a path to "clean" energy "faster and further". As a result, the prime minister believes, the country will completely switch to environmentally friendly, cheap and efficient energy sources.

This year, the countries of Europe have seen a significant increase in energy prices, which has led to a jump in inflation. It was caused by the strengthening of Western sanctions against Russia after Moscow announced a special military operation in Ukraine.
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  1. Popandos
    Popandos 7 November 2022 09: 04
    +4
    The British Prime Minister accused Russia of manipulating energy prices.

    What became envious? Do you also want to do something?
    1. 41 REGION
      41 REGION 7 November 2022 09: 08
      +8
      Quote: Popandos
      What became envious? Do you also want to do something?

      So Britain already manipulates everything that is possible, she doesn’t like the price, she must say that there is no money, and not come up with nonsense
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 7 November 2022 09: 57
        +3
        According to Sunak, instead of oil and gas, Britain should actively use renewable energy sources. The new British prime minister intends to make his country a world leader in this field, turning it into a "superpower".

        I just laughed at Sunak!
        As the saying goes, new broom sweeps in a new way! So is Rishi Sunak!

        Alternative types of sources have not justified themselves yet! Namely.
        The wind is not always And solar batteries in hot countries quickly become dusty with sand and lose their productivity.
        You can’t get far on poop in a car - only on a donkey.

        All this talk by Sunak "in favor" of the poor!
        The new British Prime Minister Sunak is just COLONIALly manipulating representatives of other countries - by the same EU and NATO countries, and not just by the countries of Asia and Africa - propagandizing in Goebbel style to them an absolutely FALSE path for their self-development!
        Rishi Sunak said that the UK will move on such a path to "clean" energy "faster and further". As a result, the prime minister believes, the country will completely switch to environmentally friendly, cheap and efficient energy sources.

        Skateotyu dear!
        1. SKVichyakow
          SKVichyakow 7 November 2022 10: 03
          +2
          Quote: Tatiana
          All this talk of Sunak in favor of the poor!

          The Hindu began to open the "packages" early.
          1. Tatyana
            Tatyana 7 November 2022 10: 39
            +1
            Quote: SKVichyakow
            Quote: Tatiana
            All this talk of Sunak in favor of the poor!
            The Hindu began to open the "packages" early.

            Well, Great Britain needs its involvement (represented by Liz Truss) to the explosions of the Anglo-Saxons "SP-1" and "SP-2" in the eyes of the world community to somehow justify! And give the UK "white" and "fluffy"!
            Here Sunak is trying!
            Like, everyone take other countries as an example from the UK!

            Sunak simply thereby gathers around the Anglo-Saxons - around Great Britain and the USA - a coalition naive natives of other countries for glass beads fight against Russia.
        2. Starover_Z
          Starover_Z 7 November 2022 10: 20
          +2
          Quote: Tatiana
          Alternative types of sources have not justified themselves yet! Namely.
          The wind is not always And solar batteries in hot countries quickly become dusty with sand and lose their productivity.
          You can’t get far on poop in a car - only on a donkey.

          Ty .... Let, let them IMMEDIATELY turn off all thermal power plants running on fossil fuels, turn off hydroelectric power stations, nuclear power plants. Let them build tidal power plants, windmills and solar panels, but ... now, immediately, so that BAZARAS do not disagree with business!
    2. Vend
      Vend 7 November 2022 09: 16
      +1
      Quote: Popandos
      The British Prime Minister accused Russia of manipulating energy prices.

      What became envious? Do you also want to do something?

      I got to power, now, in the best traditions of the collective West, we need to start filling our pockets with loot laughing That's not satisfied laughing
    3. ZIF122
      ZIF122 7 November 2022 09: 19
      +2
      Yes, he went to the trunk, this Rishi Sunak! Russia is to blame for everything! How already these Western liberals got it!
    4. Sarmat Sanych
      Sarmat Sanych 7 November 2022 09: 23
      +17
      I will try to briefly explain the nature of the current crisis. Since there are quite a lot of countries involved in it, most of them have their own specifics, today we will talk about the problems of Britain.
      I’ll make a reservation right away that it’s unrealistic to reveal all aspects in one publication, to describe each of them in detail, too, so the model proposed for consideration will be deliberately simplified in places.
      Come on.
      As in the case of the United States, whose current problems were laid down under Reagan (this will be dealt with in an article about the States), Britain's current problems were laid down under Thatcher.
      For some reason, we have such a stereotype (thanks to propaganda) that Margaret Thatcher was a great politician, an “iron lady”. In fact, few people so diligently destroyed the economy of their country as she did.
      In Britain itself, she is still fiercely hated (just like we are Gorbachev) and at her funeral, the people massively chanted “The Witch is dead!”, “The witch is dead!”.
      And this popular hatred is understandable. For it was Thatcher who ruined the British coal industry, leaving several hundred thousand people unemployed. Whatever the “Xperds” write, but without its own coal mining, Britain’s dependence on external hydrocarbon markets and on electricity supplies from France has become much stronger.
      Again, metallurgy is impossible without coal and electricity. And so, last spring, Britain's last steel mill went bankrupt.
      The same Thatcher privatized the railways. Moreover, in the most cunning way - the rails and other infrastructure remained state-owned, they need to be supported by citizens' taxes, but the rolling stock was privatized - that is, all profits began to go to "respected people with the right faces."
      Liberalism, as you know, is "the privatization of profits, the nationalization of losses." We saw this massively during the 2007-08 crisis, when the US government massively bought out bankrupt banks and corporations. And according to purely market concepts, they should have simply gone bankrupt, because "this is the way" (c).
      Actually, after Thatcher, this trend - to reduce industry and increase the service sector - continued. All this was beautifully framed in a brilliant wrapper of fairy tales about the “post-industrial economy”.
      As a result, Britain has come up to the present times with only 16% of GDP in the real sector of the economy (by the way, the US has 18%, and Russia has more than 70%) and about 100% of GDP in public debt.
      There is no more coal generation, all coal-fired power plants have been blown up. Plans for the development of nuclear power plants failed. Britain imports 53% of the gas it consumes, and the country is also a net importer of electricity.
      By the way, since October 1, electricity prices in Britain, already sky-high, have risen by another 80%.
      Intermediate conclusions: the industry is dead, the energy industry is dead, the economy is deeply in debt (over 60% of GDP is already considered unsustainable).
      We go further.
      Britain has an economic crisis, Britain has an energy crisis. Individually, they are still theoretically solvable, but in the aggregate they are not. For, for example, there is simply no money to buy the missing volumes of gas in the required quantities.
      And a further rise in energy prices will lead to the shutdown of those 16% (of GDP) of industrial production that miraculously survived. What is there if the old pubs are closing ... always among economists it was believed that "the brewery went bankrupt" - this is a bad joke ... but come on ...
      There are also structural distortions in the labor market. When a country needs about 100 truck drivers, and there are none, it was necessary to attract army drivers (of which there are about 16 in total). Keep in mind that a good trucker cannot be trained in a week or a month. And this needs to be done. But this is so, strokes to the general situation.
      You need to understand that the current economic crisis is not a “cyclical” crisis of overproduction, which is approximately clear in Western economic science how to deal with.
      This is precisely the systemic chronic unprofitability of the British economy. Much less is produced than is consumed. And to live in debt is no longer possible (and this has been done for too long).
      Do not forget that the Island is initially very poor in natural resources. Throughout the Middle Ages, wool was the main (if not the only) export item from there.
      Then came piracy, the slave trade, the drug trade, and the plundering of the colonies, which boosted the local economy. At the expense of others. And now all these shops are significantly blown away. Therefore, the British economy has been consistently unprofitable for quite a long time.
      Can something be done about it? Maybe. But this requires appropriate goal setting, motivation and knowledge.
      The trouble is that the British elite traditionally (following generations of their invader ancestors) considers the local population a resource for use and robbery, and not a "patrimony" that needs to be developed. Private profit for them is always more important than the common good - this is the mindset of a gang of raiders, in specific literature it has been analyzed in sufficient detail.
      Again, the total dominance of the liberal school of economics greatly limits state intervention in the economy. All they know is "raise taxes" or "lower taxes".
      Here was Liz Truss, going to drastically cut taxes. But then, after all, it is necessary to reduce budget expenditures - to dismiss the state apparatus, to dissolve MI-6 (for incapacity and mediocrity), to cut the fleet. But the second part was never made public.
      Now the advent of Rishi Sunak. This one is going to raise taxes drastically as well. What will finish off the surviving types of business. And where is he going to spend the collected money? This is also not articulated in any way.
      The funny thing (for us) is that neither one nor the other will be allowed to do anything properly anyway. For Sunak is already going to be dismissed - the party is collecting signatures for a vote of no confidence.
      Why? Because the portfolios were not divided again.
      Well, that is, personal well-being and narrow group interests are more important for them than the country's way out of a critical situation (we also have such people, but, fortunately, they are deeply marginal in their opposition).
      In general, in order to understand the current state of the British elite, you need to
      a) watch the series "Patrick Melrose";
      b) listen to a lecture by a person who studied at these elite universities and communicated with the British "golden youth" https://youtu.be/i3WHkjylgS4
      They are complementary, confirm each other and create a complete picture. Values, thinking, lifestyle, education. It is exactly like this.
      That is, not only is the crisis complex, but there are simply no personnel (with the necessary motivations and competencies) that could resolve it. And even if they did exist, the current elites would not allow anything to be fundamentally reformed, because they are used to eating the pie in precisely these layouts, and any transformations threaten their personal well-being and privileges.
      Not only mathematics and logic, but also physics and geography are also “m @ rock sciences”.
      Throughout October, there was a public discussion in Britain about shale gas production. Sunak, by the way, is against it. So, the discussion is about nothing. because
      a) it takes several years (up to five) to start more or less stable drilling. And you need to heat and generate right now.
      b) the shale gas available on the Island can even potentially cover up to 3% of Britain's gas needs, no more. And it is necessary to replace 53% of imports.
      These are known facts, it is clear to all sane people, but the debate continues, as if this could change something.
      Total: No money, no resources, no personnel, no technology.
      And against the backdrop of all this, Scottish, Irish and all other separatism is growing.
      British kaput guys!

      PS Some things I do not paint, because they will be detailed in an article about the United States.
      1. yuriy55
        yuriy55 7 November 2022 09: 35
        +3
        Quote: Sarmat Sanych
        PS Some things I do not paint, because they will be detailed in an article about the United States.

        I don’t know ... I put (+) for the efforts - a rich comment.
        The whole crisis in Europe is tied to the lack of cheap energy and raw materials from Russia ... They were shown what this EU is really capable of and how quickly they will start to eat each other in a crisis ...
      2. Bolt cutter
        Bolt cutter 7 November 2022 11: 56
        0
        British kaput guys!
        Oh Shlomo, yes, Schaub stood like that, as he dangles tongue
        1. Dali
          Dali 8 November 2022 11: 17
          0
          Quote: Bolt Cutter
          Oh Shlomo, yes, Schaub stood like that, as he dangles

          And those are all your objections... laughing laughing laughing
          Well then, let it be as it is with them, as they hang out ... laughing laughing laughing
      3. Dali
        Dali 8 November 2022 11: 15
        0
        Quote: Sarmat Sanych
        I’ll make a reservation right away that it’s unrealistic to reveal all aspects in one publication, to describe each of them in detail, too, so the model proposed for consideration will be deliberately simplified in places.

        You are a big plus ... but still I want to read your article, not a comment, without simplifications. And let there be several publications, if required!
        good
    5. skeptic
      skeptic 8 November 2022 16: 07
      0
      Quote: Popandos
      Do you also want to do something?

      Who is stopping them from tearing off their gas pipeline from Norway. They will create their own "manipulation base" even more ...
  2. iouris
    iouris 7 November 2022 09: 05
    -14
    What kind of price manipulation? Gazprom is practically destroyed.
    1. Sarmat Sanych
      Sarmat Sanych 7 November 2022 09: 32
      +10
      iouris, heal your head.
      Germany, Austria and a number of other European countries are linked with Gazprom by a long-term contract until 2030 on the terms of "take and/or pay", and in particular, Germany is obliged to pay at least 40 billion cubic meters per year, even if it does not receive anything. Even Vice-Chancellor Habek confirmed this on the central German channels, the video is easy to find, he also noted that German energy companies still pay Gazprom HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of € DAILY. By the way, the price for long-term deliveries of HP in the EU is tied to the TTF spot with a 6-month lag, now our 1000 cubic meters (UNDELIVERED) are for Germany, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, etc. - not less than $1500, more by 500% than last year, we deliver several times less and get more for it than for the volume of 100% in 2021, which could be better. Gazprom’s contributions to the Russian budget in 1H 2022 alone exceeded ₽3 TRILLION, the net profit of SOEs in 1H 2022 alone exceeded ₽2,5 TRILLION, more than in the entire record-breaking 2021, with 80% of chemical / glass / cement / EU smelters have either shut down or reduced production since August. I allow Scholz to neighlaughing.
      At the same time, Gazprom compensates for Euroexports by increasing the gasification of Russia (already 74%, these are not the Soviet peak degenerate 35% of the RSFSR in 1991) and the growth of domestic consumption, including by the domestic gas chemical industry - the world's largest gas chemical new plants in Ust-Luga and Amur region (by the way, Russia created the industry from scratch, in the USSR, in fact, there was no gas chemical industry, and in the Russian Federation 10 years ago there was none, and already one of the planetary leaders), as well as new gas contracts with China, Turkey, Iran ( yes, in Iran the north of the country is not gasified at all, it is technically unrealistic to extend it from the south yet):
      https://youtu.be/TmgJ4LXOlOg
    2. yuriy55
      yuriy55 7 November 2022 09: 50
      +1
      Quote: iouris
      Gazprom is practically destroyed.

      Who told you this? This is what the face of the head of the destroyed Gazprom could look like:

      You can compare with the original:
  3. Arkady007
    Arkady007 7 November 2022 09: 05
    0
    Well, let them move, if possible. They also need to cut the cables a couple of times and let them move on.
    1. ALARI
      ALARI 7 November 2022 09: 52
      +1
      And what to cut, Losharik has already been put into operation?
  4. Uprun
    Uprun 7 November 2022 09: 07
    +7
    It seems to be a financier, but it brings a blizzard ..... where is Russia and where is the world oil and gas market .... but the fact that they flogged themselves with sanctions, yes .....
    1. kor1vet1974
      kor1vet1974 7 November 2022 09: 16
      +3
      It seems to be a financier, but carries a blizzard.
      Well, not much, they could write in his diploma .. laughing
    2. Chronos
      Chronos 7 November 2022 09: 23
      -1
      Quote from uprun
      It seems to be a financier, but it brings a blizzard ..... where is Russia and where is the world oil and gas market .... but the fact that they flogged themselves with sanctions, yes .....

      In fact, he not only blamed Russia. There is a union "and" ("and" in English). So the Saudis and the entire OPEC are to blame with us. Well, a little Norway. And so it's all a cry of despair.
    3. Sarmat Sanych
      Sarmat Sanych 7 November 2022 09: 34
      +1
      Uprun, it's not clear what you mean? Russia is the world oil and gas market, 15% of the world oil and gas market to be precise. Separately, in terms of the share in world exports of diesel fuel, marine and heating oil, Russia has a THIRD of the world market.
  5. kor1vet1974
    kor1vet1974 7 November 2022 09: 07
    +2
    As a result, the prime minister believes, the country will completely switch to environmentally friendly, cheap and efficient energy sources.
    Foggy Albion will start generating electricity from the fog? smile
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  7. Amateur
    Amateur 7 November 2022 09: 11
    +2
    despicable manipulation of energy prices

  8. Vasilenko Vladimir
    Vasilenko Vladimir 7 November 2022 09: 11
    +1
    I'm sick of human arrogance
    Well, if you don't like our price, go around the market and look for cheaper
  9. HAM
    HAM 7 November 2022 09: 14
    +1
    British PM accuses Russia of manipulating energy prices

    That is, they admitted that the British blew up the gas pipeline !? What else can be concluded from this chatter?
  10. Fantazer911
    Fantazer911 7 November 2022 09: 14
    +6
    I don’t mind, but I’m wondering, you are British, wind turbines from a tree will be cut with a jigsaw, blades, a generator, and the car fleet will be immediately transferred from diesel, gasoline to electric, factories, thermal power plants and much more, the fleet, but everything is put on oil and oil products, some kind of magician, probably the poor aliens gave an inexhaustible source of energy to Liz Rishi Sunak 2.
    All with a holiday forum users! drinks
    Victory will be ours!
  11. bovi
    bovi 7 November 2022 09: 27
    +2
    Come on, Rishi, come on! Britain must be great again! Hand out caps with a slogan and write more on Facebook.
  12. Fisherman
    Fisherman 7 November 2022 09: 29
    +3
    No wonder Musk, having bought Twitter, immediately fired more than 80% of the Indian staff and almost 90% from Southeast Asia. India knows very well the price of natural gas, without it India would be poor (in India, gas is extracted from coal using the old fascist technology and very little), no gas - no fertilizer - everyone will starve to death with such a huge population. And as soon as the Hindu rises above his own, he immediately runs to the West with money and tries to "become white."
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 7 November 2022 09: 49
      0
      Quote: Fisherman
      And as soon as the Hindu rises above his own, he immediately runs to the West with money and tries to "become white."

      No matter how hard the Indian climbs out of his skin, in Britain he will never be recognized as white, for them he is "pindari" (pindaris).
  13. yuriy55
    yuriy55 7 November 2022 09: 31
    +2
    British PM accuses Russia of manipulating energy prices

    This is not a prime minister, but some kind of moose ...
    Yes, Russian, in comparison with the manipulations of GB, - the movements of the arms of a newborn child ...
  14. Ros 56
    Ros 56 7 November 2022 09: 37
    +1
    And this one is not far from Lizka Truss, the same woodpecker.
  15. Popandos
    Popandos 7 November 2022 09: 37
    0
    Quote: 41 REGION
    Quote: Popandos
    What became envious? Do you also want to do something?

    So Britain already manipulates everything it can ......

    But before the energy resources, the handles turned out to be short
  16. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 7 November 2022 09: 38
    0

    . The new British prime minister intends to make his country a world leader in this field, turning it into a "superpower".

    In Britain, a new Lizka Truss appeared, only in trousers, but with womanish manners. I wonder how many days are allotted to powder the brains of the British.
  17. faterdom
    faterdom 7 November 2022 10: 01
    0
    Here nadys one all pressed the nuclear button. Not pressed.
    Now another is urgently making a green superpower. It will be even worse than with the button.
    Probably the best thing for Britain right now is an alcoholic prime minister: he got drunk in the morning and didn’t make any decisions, didn’t sign anything. Because all decisions will only be harmful, there are simply no good ones, even entering the EU back, or there, the CIS or SCO customs union will not help, the British will definitely have to live poorer, and they will definitely not like it.
  18. Khibiny Plastun
    Khibiny Plastun 7 November 2022 10: 13
    0
    Yes? So that's great. And before the enemies to justify it bad manners. If it's so bad, get into the coal mines of Newcastle and Cardiff. The once closed Thatcher Anglo-Indian.
  19. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 November 2022 10: 27
    0
    British PM accuses Russia of manipulating energy prices
    A new one came, but the old songs remained - Russia is to blame.
    the country will completely switch to environmentally friendly, cheap and efficient energy sources.
    In Old Europe have already tried to go and? Let's see how quickly, and most importantly, cheaper Britain will do this. Greta Thunberg invite she will quickly explain to you today who is the enemy of humanity. And this is not oil, gas, coal, production, but it turns out to be capitalism.
  20. nellyjuri
    nellyjuri 7 November 2022 10: 34
    +1
    Did Russia also destroy Stonehenge to its current state?
  21. rocket757
    rocket757 7 November 2022 11: 23
    0
    British PM accuses Russia of manipulating energy prices
    . Empty chatter ... nothing more can be expected from the other side.
  22. Petr_Koldunov
    Petr_Koldunov 7 November 2022 12: 15
    0
    I just thought... They use anti-Russian rhetoric for only one purpose - to increase their rating. That is, speaking in legal language - for selfish purposes to obtain profit, expressed in political dividends ...
    So, it seems to me, it's time to demand monetary deductions from all of them - for every time they pronounce the word "Russia" in an accusatory context!
  23. Carlos Hall
    Carlos Hall 7 November 2022 14: 30
    0
    The gypsy now rules the kingdom of pirates.
  24. Sergey Kulikov_3
    Sergey Kulikov_3 7 November 2022 18: 22
    0
    I wonder what renewable energy sources he is talking about, maybe about the Sisyphus stone or are they about hydrogen in canisters?
  25. Buyan
    Buyan 9 November 2022 08: 29
    0
    Quote: Tatiana
    According to Sunak, instead of oil and gas, Britain should actively use renewable energy sources. The new British prime minister intends to make his country a world leader in this field, turning it into a "superpower".

    I just laughed at Sunak!
    As the saying goes, new broom sweeps in a new way! So is Rishi Sunak!

    Alternative types of sources have not justified themselves yet! Namely.
    The wind is not always And solar batteries in hot countries quickly become dusty with sand and lose their productivity.
    You can’t get far on poop in a car - only on a donkey.

    All this talk by Sunak "in favor" of the poor!
    The new British Prime Minister Sunak is just COLONIALly manipulating representatives of other countries - by the same EU and NATO countries, and not just by the countries of Asia and Africa - propagandizing in Goebbel style to them an absolutely FALSE path for their self-development!
    Rishi Sunak said that the UK will move on such a path to "clean" energy "faster and further". As a result, the prime minister believes, the country will completely switch to environmentally friendly, cheap and efficient energy sources.

    Skateotyu dear!

    One word - Rickshaw Bruise