I will stick my neck out and offer praise to the government for their decision to support energy conservation measures as opposed to a one of bribe of giving windfall payments to poorer people.
Let's face it, a one of payment will be gone in a very short amount of time and energy prices are hardly likely to drop in the future meaning that this one off payment will be a waste of time. However, energy saving measures will be long term projects that will ensure people will save money for many years to come, plus the environmental benefits are clear to even the dimmest Labour MP.
It is a shame, therefore, that so many Labour MPs and union leaders have today spoken out against the government's measures. It seems that there are too many desperate Labour MPs who would prefer to have seen the government use cash to bribe voters in to voting Labour.
Shame on those MPs and well done to the government.