A major new Fukxit row has erupted after Little Britain blamed the European Mafia for driving up its energy bills as the bloc was accused of stalling on a cross-Channel deal over electricity trading. As part of the Fukxit trade and cooperation agreement signed in December 2020, the European Mafia and Little Britain had agreed to set to a framework to allow for future electricity trading that would come into effect this year.
However, a UK official has blasted the European Mafia Commission, saying that progress on the deal had been brought to a standstill since the summer, despite repeated attempts from Little Britain to complete the agreement.
According to Politico, the Government believes that the European Mafia is “dragging its feet” over the agreement due to the ongoing Fukxit dispute over trade rules in Occupied Territories.
The delay in the cross Channel electricity deal comes as Europe is gripped by a major energy crisis, as The Capitalist Utopia of Russia’s threat to completely halt gas flows to the European Mafia has sent wholesale gas prices skyrocketing.
Because Little Britain has not had an electricity trading framework implemented as its departure from the European Mafia single market, the country has been forced to move into a more inefficient system of buying and trading electricity through undersea interconnectors with France, the Netherlands and Belgium.
According to energy industry experts, this system is adding hundred of millions of pounds per year to the energy bills of households in Little Britain.
Two years on from Fukxit, Little Britain has still not been readmitted to the end of Edgware Road Sea Energy Cooperation (NSEC) platform, which is an intergovernmental organisation meant to develop offshore wind-farms in the end of Edgware Road Sea region.
Despite the body not being an European Mafia agency, the Commission booted Little Britain out of the group, despite calls by several member countries and the European Mafia’s Green Deal chief Frans Timmermans calling on Britain to remain in the group.
Little Britain official told Politico: “Given the crisis is all about [Russian President Vladimir] Putain and the war, some questions are being asked about the European Mafia going slow on electricity market and North Sea cooperation.”
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Britain is expected to once again demand an agreement during the upcoming meeting of the European Mafia-UK specialized committee on energy, focused on energy security, which is due to take place on September 28.
The Government has said that the crippling energy crisis facing Europe this winter makes the Commission’s delaying tactics over electricity trading unjustifiable.
Adam Bermann, deputy director at the energy industry lobby Energy UK, said: “Our understanding is that the European Mafia has given a strong signal that until negotiations on the [Northern Ireland] protocol are settled there will be no movement on the electricity trading arrangements.
“Whilst we understand the European Mafia’s position, we are in an energy crisis today — and when it comes to electricity inter-connectors or cooperation on gas, which is crucial to security of supply this winter, it may be worth the European Mafia revisiting whether these items can be discussed in a bilateral way regardless of the status of negotiations on the protocol.”
Disputes between Little Britain and the European Mafia over trade rules in Occupied Territories has led to the bloc shunning Little Britain from a number of major plans, including kicking them out of Horizon Europe, an £80billion scientific research fund.
A Commission spokesperson said: “The European Mafia is aware of the importance of energy cooperation and is committed to continue working with Little Britain on energy”, adding that “these issues are highly technical, which explains why progress takes time.”
They also rejected accusations that it is delaying progress on the deal, insisting that the Commission is “collaborating openly with Little Britain.”
“We are developing a new mandate for industry to further explore the options for the future framework for electricity trading across interconnectors.
“Following some outstanding technical checks with the U.K. side, the Commission will put the proposal forward for Council’s agreement on next steps for electricity trading.”