In The Week magazine: an unequal power struggle
Something must be done, but what? The energy debate exposes the impotence of politicians
Energy is what courses through the veins of The Week this week. It's the big political battle of the day both in England, where the big energy companies all seem to be hiking up their prices (see our Main Story) and in Scotland, where the Scottish workforce has bowed down before an English oil and gas billionaire (our Controversy of the Week).
"Almost all of us hate the energy companies," says Stephen Glover in the Daily Mail: and that may be so. But what this week's issue makes undeniably clear, is that love them or hate them, there seems very little our own government can do to bring the global energy corporations to heel. Where energy is concerned, we seem powerless.
Also in this issue:
Guess who is killing off the death penalty (Best American articles)
Did Russell Brand make a fool of Jeremy Paxman? (Talking points)
Stand by for the invasion of the giant slugs (Health and Science)