The following report from a Swiss news outlet serves as a useful follow-up to my previous post about high electric bills in Naples.
Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Uncut News:
Shocked Europeans show off their astronomical energy bills
For the past week, shocked Europeans — particularly the British and Irish — have shared photos of astronomical energy bills that have circulated around the internet. It’s mainly about small business owners who get under the wheels and can’t keep their business open for much longer.
One of them is Geraldine Dolan, a coffee shop owner in the Irish town of Athlone. She had to pay nearly €10,000 for two months of energy use, a 250 percent increase in just 12 months. “How on earth is that possible?” Dolan tweeted.
British pensioners are also in for a ‘terrible winter’. Your energy bills will be about 80 percent higher in October.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. The Twitter user “Crab Man” put up a post about similar cases. This does not look good.
Incidentally, the state-owned Russian gas company Gazprom made a record profit of €41.6 billion in the first half of the year.
Afterword from the translator:
This is utterly criminally insane what’s been done to us. Somehow this reminds me of the “Enclosures Acts” that were passed in the late 18th and early 19th century during the first Industrial Revolution to drive people off their land and into the cities to work under abysmal conditions so that the “elites” could prosper. These “elites” need to be taken a notch down or two, and I’m pretty sure that Madame Louisette would be up to the task, but this time people will have to make sure that the rabid radicals cannot take over the “barber shop” again.