Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Writing - DAVID L ATKINSON predicts what happens next?

The National Grid have announced the possibility of power cuts this winter. I predicted this in my novel Cessation published November 2013.

I include for your edification the prologue from that book written 18 months ago.


22nd October 2013
Government signs deal that will see taxpayer underwriting French state-owned EDF's investment for next 35 years

30th October 2013
Do you have reliable access to electricity? Do blackouts affect your day-to-day life? 

1st November 2013
 Shadow energy minister calls for clarification on whether renewable energy schemes are at risk.

7th November 2013
With the prime minister and his colleagues contradicting one another daily, hopes of smart energy policy are going up in smoke.

11th November 2013
Energy secretary says the big suppliers face a 'Fred the Shred' moment as the public sees in them a reflection of bankers' greed.

12th November 2013
Householders have been warned that energy bills could rise by almost 50% over the next six years.

13th November 2013
Consumers face 17 more years of above-inflation increases in energy and water bills as they help pay for the renewal of the UK's infrastructure.

These are factual extracts from newspapers, mostly the Daily Telegraph and only over a period of six weeks. There is more information in the book Cessation - for how to buy see below.

This is a dystopian story that hinges directly on the state of the nation as a result of fiscal mismanagement. Having said that it is more a story of human relations, privations, love and loss.

God Bless