Nick Butler in the FT reports that Labour's big brains (allegedly) Ed Balls has come up with an innovative solution for the impending energy crisis: a new layer of bureaucracy in the shape of an energy security board.
Details are, according to the FT, "sketchy" and I'm certainly somewhat uncertain whether a group of environmentalists and Labour party stooges are going to achieve anything beyond the inflation of their own bank balances. Nevertheless, Butler seems to think it's a step in the right direction:
The complexity of the challenge is why a security board is potentially a good idea as part of a much needed renewal of energy policy.
You would have thought that the FT would have understood that when you are in a complex situation, the last thing you need are freeloading bureaucrats.