So now we know what 'Global Britain' looks like. It means teaming up with a country which is as far away from us as geographically possible at the same time as shunning our nearest continental neighbour whose closest shoreline is around 30 miles from ours.
We had sold-off all our utilities to other countries years ago and spent the last ten in a dismal period of austerity because we did not have enough control over our own assets to kick-start the economy by investing in the infrastructure of our own. Just think what the billions that fell from the magic money tree to finance track and trace could have done to improve the prospects for everyone.
They will tell you that this is a time of record job opportunities and that wages are rising faster than ever before. In a way this is true, but the jobs are hypothetical and the wage rises are hollow promises to attract potential replacements for the Europeans who created the job opportunities by leaving or being thrown out. It costs about £4000 to be trained as an HGV driver, and when you get your licence you are expected to work very unsociable hours for low-skilled wages. This is why the supermarket shelves get emptier every day as prices rise.
When the 'wealth-creators' sold-off the national utilities, France got the lion's share of the electricity supply to the UK. There was a little fire in Kent the other day which destroyed an undersea cable facility which allowed the import of power from France to here, and the cable will not be repaired, up and running as normal until the Spring of next year.
OFFGEN will lift the current price-cap on domestic energy supply on the first of October this year - a couple of weeks time. Russia is squeezing the neck of gas imports to Europe, so we can only guess how much it is going to cost to stay warm, turn the lights on or run the computer this winter. The biggest industrial electricity users (steel, etc) will have their supplies rationed, so this will mean a sharp drop in productivity.
Just when you think that the storm could not be any more perfect.