Labour: 'Millions face a winter of misery'

Last week the Prime Minister promised to legislate to force the energy companies to put everyone on the cheapest tariff. Within 24 hours, this policy had completely unravelled and the public have been left to pay the price for David Cameron's incompetence.

Millions of people face a winter of misery as EDF clobber households with above-inflation price rises at the very time they can least afford it. People will not understand why EDF are hiking up their bills by so much when they made nearly £1.6 billion in profits last year.

– Caroline Flint, Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary