YOU-SWITCH TV ad’s April 16.
Phil Glenister, (chosen doubtless for his forthright/no-nonsense/pseudo-tough/everyman image) tells us he’s fed up with the public complaining about their energy prices.
All the UK public need to do is log-in, add a few details, switch and . . . (pause whilst he whisks a fistful of £20 notes out of his shirt pocket) SAVE.
Singularly failing to inform us that power in the UK is TWICE as expensive as the European average, or that you-switch are being PAID by the suppliers to list their services.
Who the hell really SHOULD have to switch, and deal, and switch, and deal – to get a reasonable price for Gas or Electric?
(I mentioned a deeper thought on this October of last year )
So it’s our fault is it? Our fault we’ve neo-liberalised ourselves into believing this sort of thing is good idea. That you can be encouraged to keep jumping around between Banks, Telecoms, Energy-suppliers, Insurance companies – in the name of some assumed benefit, not at all linked to true value or loyalty. Such a fickle, non-enduring, PLASTIC way to live.
And remember, plastic is choking the oceans.