Letter: Rich pickings

Unlike the last time, when ship and cannon went to the bottom of the sea with the first Spanish Armada during the reign of Elizabeth I. Now in the reign of another Elizabeth, a second armada, although in a different guise, appears to be succeeding.

Apart from having to bail-out Spanish farmers over the E coli cucumber scare - unbelievably, ScottishPower, owned by Spain's Iberola, is to raise energy bills by approximately 200 per household (your reports). This is fiendishly wicked when considering this Spanish firm made 1.15 billion in profits last year. Do you, dear reader (amigo), have the feeling that you are being truly taken to the cleaners?


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