Higher prices may sometimes be justified, but a conspiracy of producers against the public is always the wrong way to bring them about.
In a report on alcohol last month, the home office proposed changing the law so supermarkets are no longer forced to respond to cut-throat competition by selling cut-price liquor. The idea of imposing competition with an eye on the wider public interest could have more general application. Regulators guard their independence jealously, but they need the freedom to apply it more flexibly, because there are times when lower prices come at a high cost.
Eh? So with the justification of higher prices being needed you\’ll agree to a conspiracy of producers against the public?
And I thought Leaders were written by the bright people?