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UK ‘could have to compete with Europe in a bid to avoid rationing’ after Russia escalates energy war

Putin accused of ‘psychological’ warfare

Kate Devlin
Whitehall Editor
Saturday 03 September 2022 16:20 BST
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Russia’s escalating energy war has led to warnings gas prices could double, leaving the UK competing with Europe in a bid to avoid rationing.

The frontrunner to become the next prime minister Liz Truss has ruled out rationing this winter.

But her former cabinet colleague Michael Gove has called on her to reconsider the idea, saying it could help protect domestic energy use.

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