It looks as if the Conservative Government has decided to spin the Energy Price Cap rise as being a price worth paying to support the “war in Europe”. It is simply a matter of “cutting back on your energy consumption” according to Nadhim Zahawi, the current Chancellor of the Exchequer. I really can’t see this working out for the Conservatives though. The Energy Price Cap increase will mean consumers paying 52p per KWh for electric and 15p per KWh for gas, a rise of 80% at a time when inflation is officially 10.1% measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI). Zahawi is already in a difficult position due to the fact that he claimed (mistakenly) for the heating in his horses stables on his MP’s expenses account, so I doubt people will be concerned with his proposals for them dealing with the energy crisis. A better strategy may be to point to the help already approved (£1,200 for the poorest), and state there is more to come, than try to play politics with folk who are ready to rip your head off at the slightest provocation.