The Energy Crisis: Is Brexit causing our problems? No. And yes.

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by Martin Odoni

The growing alarm over an imminent shortage of natural gas really is one of those issues that should not be about partisan politics. Like climate change, or the SARS-Cov2 pandemic, it largely belongs in the realm of objective science and mathematics, but, also like climate change, or the SARS-Cov2 pandemic, it has not been allowed to remain in that realm.

The argument has become entwined with Brexit, with Remainers absolutely certain that gas shortages are, like the shortage of dentists, caused by the British decision to depart the European Union. Brexiteers on the other hand, insist the shortages have nothing to do with Brexit at all.

Well, here, for what my understanding is worth (not much, as I am no expert on the fuel industry), is my take; both sides are more wrong than right.

With a bumbling imbecile like Boris Johnson running the country during…

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