IF EVER our plight at the hands of foreign-owned energy companies needed emphasis, this is it.

Due to a breakdown described in a recent report, we are having to pay 47.5 pence per kWh wholesale for electricity.

The current domestic price is about half that! Domestic solar panels can produce it for only 5 pence a kWh!

This self-inflicted idiocy is encouraging us to go back to coal and natural gas and is entirely down to selling off our power and water utilities to grasping overseas shareholders!

We must take them back into national ownership and start installing millions of solar panels on our houses.

Mike Joslin