LETTER: Hot air for sale

From Dr Peter Sozou

Sir: Not long ago, the Government promoted VAT on fuel and power on the grounds that this would encourage energy conservation. Now (report, 10 May) it is promoting the privatisation of nuclear electricity on the grounds that this will reduce prices.

Have the Prime Minister's views suddenly suffered a 180- degree shift? Or are his policies determined purely by short-term expediency?

Yours faithfully,


Birkbeck College

London, WC1