It is a truism that all politicians dissemble. It is also a truism that politicians like to add their voices to a row that has already broken out. This past fortnight or so has seen particularly bad examples of both of these as our elected representatives past and present lay in to the power companies for doing what private companies always do - make money for their shareholders.
Names prominent in the brouhaha have been Ed Miliband, Michael Fallon, Chris Huhne and Sir John Major. All of these characters have demonstrated their complete lack of any sense of either history or irony by shouting in the mass media against policies or effects that are the direct results of their own actions. They can all be accused of the crime of being shameless gits.
However, the current Climate Secretary, the Rt Hon Ed Davey MP FRSA (above), may be liable to being accused of the crime of murder in Scotland. In fact, mass murder.
This is not a joke, and this suggestion is not made lightly.