'Why does Truss not do same?' Ferrari has Coffey squirming over France energy cap gap

LBC’s Nick Ferrari questioned why Liz Truss was not proposing stricter action against energy companies and price caps, after comparing the UK’s situation to France. He pointed out that Emmanuel Macron’s price cap on state-owned French nuclear company EDF was shielding households in France from catastrophic price rises. Mr Ferrari made the remarks during an interview with Thérèse Coffey, who is backing Liz Truss for the Tory leadership. 

Mr Ferrari pointed out that British EDF customers are paying twice as much as French customers for energy.

He said: “If I was to take you to France, you may be aware that EDF energy customers in Britain are paying two and a half times what people are paying in France after Emmanuel Macron put a strict cap on price rises.

“EDF customers in Britain, their bills are capped at £1,971.

“In France, their bills are capped at £803. Why does Liz Truss not do the same?”

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Ms Coffey complained that “trying to compare French and UK prices is not comparable”.

She said that France relies on nuclear energy while in the UK, “we have the high proportion of gas being used to fuel homes”.

She added: “That is a global price and that is part of the problem we have now.

“It’s a different energy structure in place.

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