The Daily Express has been taking a bit of a break from the usual Muslim-bashing and immigrant-hating, and has been concentrating on issues around the credit crunch (oh, if only it weren't so alliterative, it wouldn't be such a problem) such as soaring bills and the tax burden inflicted on us by Judas McStalin.
It also allows for a bit of mild (well, mild compared with the usual foaming hatred) xenophobia when you get a story like this one:
FRENCH ENERGY FIRM ‘RIPS OFF UK FAMILIES’
A French energy firm was accused yesterday of picking the pockets of British families.
The row followed the announcement of a French government plan to cap bill increases there at just 2 per cent for electricity and 5 per cent for gas.
The decision sparked a furious response from critics in the UK who claim Britons will be subsidising lower energy prices across the Channel.
The firm in question is EDF Energy, a bit of a tautology seeing as the E of EDF stands for 'Energie' and the 'DF' for 'De France'. How dare those uppity frogs allow their state-owned energy company to keep prices low in France while boosting them through the ceiling in Britain! Except:
Liberal Democrat energy spokesman Steve Webb said: “You have the incredibly hands-on French government dramatically capping bills and the British Government fiddling around the edges.”
Is this the Express really advocating renationalisation? I should cocoa. Maybe something else is at work here...?
Oh, look, there at the top of the Express website. What does that enormous banner advert say?
SWITCH TO CLICK ENERGY 5 TODAY!
That's rather handy, isn't it?
And what's this little joker down the side of the page? It looks like a section of the Express website called 'CUT YOUR BILLS' but in fact it's a link that takes you here, to the USwitch website.
That's all rather convenient, isn't it?