It is a classic Westminster story. Economy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng says in a TV interview that he has talks with the Ministry of Finance about the energy crisis. Oh no, he isn’t, says the Treasury Department, since he barely left the camera. Oh yes, it is, says the Prime Minister’s spokesman.
Who cares, say the folks who run Britain’s energy-intensive industries – people staring at the barrels of a pair of shotguns marked “shutdown” and “bankruptcy”.
You can understand why the media gets so upset about who met who or who didn’t meet whom; when it happened, when it happened; and the warlike cabinet.