Famous last words, and poetry

February 2008
Utility Week;2/29/2008, Vol. 28 Issue 18, p11
Trade Publication
The article focuses on certain phrases by officials in public utilities in Great Britain. In the case of energy minister Malcolm Wicks, there was that phrase about Britain being "awash with gas." Wicks' Tory counterpart, Charles Hendry MP, reminded Wicks of his now famous phrase and pointed out that 24 hours later "we nearly ran out of gas." Kevin Roxburgh is head of debt at British Gas and recently wrote to a female customer threatening to cut off her supply for non-payment of previous bills.


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