Labour: Cold winter of discontent approaching

Shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint comments on the energy summit taking place today:

"The government's warm words won't heat homes during a bitter winter.

"They're unable to take on vested interests, they won't tackle the spiralling prices imposed by the energy giants, they won't investigate the mis-selling of energy and they won't help the pensioners whose winter fuel payments have been cut.

"Unless the out of touch government gets to grips with the real issues at the energy summit, their only promise is a cold, costly winter for all."