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    Miliband hits out at energy giants


    by PressAssociation

    By: Charlotte Pamment
    Mr Miliband wrote to the "Big Six" companies warning that they would face a consumer backlash if they fought his plans for a 20-month freeze following the next general election in May 2015. His surprise announcement at the Labour conference in Brighton yesterday was greeted with horror by energy suppliers, with predictions that firms deprived of the power to set their own prices would be in danger of "economic ruin".