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WHILE Ed Miliband must be applauded for his announcement that a future Labour government would freeze energy prices, it seems – as with most party conference announcements – that he was simply playing to the crowd.

Holes were picked in the speech almost immediately. For example, can a government really tell a private company how much it should charge for a product?

However, surely one way that a government can reduce energy bills, whether Left or Right, is to reduce VAT on energy bills.

I would have thought that this would have been obvious and I would hope that George Osborne will be implementing this policy as soon as possible (or else Ed Balls – should Labour form the next government).

ANDREW McKEEVER

Carrickfergus, Co Antrim

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