Some consumers are aggrieved that their supposedly ‘smart meters’ have failed to make them savings on their weekly shopping, budget holiday and have totally failed to ‘take the dog for a walk’. Worse still, there is a growing suspicion that these meters were a mis-named con, targetting the dim-witted, gullible and non-MPs as well.
Said one electricity spokesman: ‘Naturally these devices no not enable suppliers and consumers to charge different rates at different times – related to supply and demand. Instead, they generate electricity – but, in order to do this, you need to purchase two meters, to rub together’.
When pressed he commented: ‘On a separate issue, I’ve just received payment of a further £775 as this quarter’s income from for my solar panels. Wahey! See ya, suckers.’