The energy fat cats £40 grand night out
The big energy bosses at Centrica wouldn’t be living it up while we all freeze to death, would they? I mean, surely they have some sense of social responsibility, and some kind of fellow feeling for their struggling customers?
HA HA! WRONG! Instead the powers that be who own British Gas have been sitting around a large banqueting table doing Mr Burns style finger tents and trying to figure out how to make even more lovely money. 40 big energy cheeses recently gathered at the Aviator in Farnborough to discuss strategy (ie: fleecing us) and have a rare old time. And the cost of this little gathering? £40,000.
That was the estimated cost of flying key members of staff over from the US to feed them Chateaubriand and Dom Perignon, and put them up for a night in a swanky hotel. But that’s just a drop in the ocean for Centrica, who creamed off £2.7 billion in profits this year.
So this winter, remember this: for every shivering pensioner wondering whether to put the condemned gas cooker on to heat their lone tin of Goblin stew, there’s an odious turd in a suit eating pheasant in a five star country hotel and saying ‘MWUAHAHAHAHA.’