The only time the global energy crisis was front and centre in the UK's dozy media was when there was also a completely coincidental "shortage" (i.e. mass hysteria) at the petrol pumps. That resolved itself, as it was bound to do: at which point everyone stopped gawping at the levels of international wholesale prices of gas and electricity.
This negligence is of course encouraged by Theresa May's domestic energy price cap, under which most of us will be sheltering as our fixed-price deals roll off, and we can't find anything cheaper. But of course this time-bomb is set to explode in April.
|European wholesale 1-year power price for Calendar 2022|
Just feast your eyes on this chart; and imagine what's going to happen when this works through to ordinary punters. I reckon it will be a serious factor in Boris' decision-making on his political future. Whoever's holding this baby when it goes off will be well-and-truly covered in ordure. (To mix idioms freely.)
So: when will it get the attention it deserves?