Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)
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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Russian gas

Belarus will suspend Russian transit gas deliveries to Europe after Moscow cut supplies in a dispute over debts, President Alexander Lukashenko says.

... The dispute has the potential to affect 6.25% of gas consumption by the EU.
from BBC

UK Budget Day - a day to bury awkward international news?
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2 comments:

John R said...

o....nly if I missed Boy George announcing immediate work on building 20 nuclear power stations pdq to stop the lights going out around the end of this parliament.

Mrs Rigby said...

Here's hoping they also do something to increase the country's gas storage capacity, it's ridiculous for Labour to have allowed it to be reduced to about a week's supply.