To exit or not to exit? This is no longer the question; we have left the EU. What does this mean for our Energy Relationships?

By Loren Fay on Feb 06, 2020
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Politics – Fact or Fiction?

For years we have all had to endure the biggest debate in the United Kingdom’s history; whether to remain or leave the European Union.

Well, the decision has finally been made, the process has started and its bye bye EU.

Upon the UK leaving the EU, there has been vast amounts of evidence to suggest that the energy market will become a lot more volatile and will lead to an increase in prices, due to the UK previously being dependent upon energy imports from within the EU.

However, the difficulty with Brexit is that though the UK is no longer a member of the EU, we do not officially know the outcome of the UK-EU relationship.

European Energy Pipelines

A staggering 40% of our energy came from European pipelines in 2019. In comparison to this, only around 7-8% of our electricity comes from France and the Netherlands, leading to it being suggested that trading outside of the EU’s internal market is less efficient and will affect our household and business bank accounts.

Playing our part

In spite of this grey area, here in Our Hive we will make the promise to you that our prices are kept as low as possible and that we will continue to pride ourselves on ensuring that we provide top quality business utility comparisons to each and every one of our bee-zy customers.

Brexit News Story: ‘Woman Boils kettle on Brexiteer husband’s head’

Written by Clive Danton (The Spoof) Friday, 22nd November 2019

A 54-year-old woman from Whitechapel in East London has told a local newspaper that she boiled a full kettle of water by placing it on the head of her staunch Brexiteer husband's head during a party-political broadcast by the Liberal Democrats.

Tracy Dell from Commercial Street, told The East London Gazette:

"I was sitting in the lounge watching TV with my husband Toby when the Lib Dem's party broadcast started."

"Straight away, I noticed the temperature in the room go up when they started talking about scrapping Brexit"

"I knew from experience that it was due to the heat coming from Toby's head, and, sure enough, when I looked at him, he was bright red and the vein in his temple was throbbing like the clappers."

"I didn't want to miss the chance to save a few bob so I stuck the kettle on his head and boiled it up for a cuppa"

"His head was so hot it only took around half a minute. In the end, I had to switch the telly over to a wildlife programme to stop it from boiling over"

Mrs Dell also confided that she uses her husband to take the chill out of the guest bedroom when the children are staying over by getting him to sit in there for ten minutes with a picture of the European Union's Chief Negotiator, Michel Barnier.