Power work at PM’s house ‘was not preferential’

Oxford Mail: PM David Cameron PM David Cameron

A power company has denied it gave David Cameron, pictured, “preferential treatment” when engineers were diverted to his home during the Christmas storms.

It was reported yesterday that two Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution engineers said they were carrying out emergency repairs in the village of Kirtlington when they were called to Dean, the West Oxfordshire village where the Prime Minister lives, to filp the trip-switch on his fuse box.

A spokeswoman for SSE said: “The Prime Minister did not receive any preferential treatment when we attended his property and this visit was not to the detriment of any other customers who may have been without power.”

And No10 spokesman said: “The power went down because there was a leaky roof. There was water around the fuse box. The engineers came to fix it, which they did.”

A total of 6,000 homes in Oxfordshire suffered power cuts over the Christmas period.

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6:53am Mon 27 Jan 14

the wizard says...

Double Drip Dave, what a joke ! Obviously 10 Downing St not good enough.
Double Drip Dave, what a joke ! Obviously 10 Downing St not good enough. the wizard

6:57am Mon 27 Jan 14

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

Of course Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution we believe you almost as much as we believe a word that comes out of Cameron's mouth.
Of course Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution we believe you almost as much as we believe a word that comes out of Cameron's mouth. Sandy Wimpole-Smythe

1:29pm Mon 27 Jan 14

the wizard says...

A spokeswoman for SSE said: “The Prime Minister did not receive any preferential treatment when we attended his property and this visit was not to the detriment of any other customers who may have been without power.”

Just trying telling that to the thousands who went without power over Christmas. Obviously a guilt complex or why make the statement, cover thyne ar5e ? well you didn't cover it enough as we in the real world have straight through this sham. Disgraceful.
A spokeswoman for SSE said: “The Prime Minister did not receive any preferential treatment when we attended his property and this visit was not to the detriment of any other customers who may have been without power.” Just trying telling that to the thousands who went without power over Christmas. Obviously a guilt complex or why make the statement, cover thyne ar5e ? well you didn't cover it enough as we in the real world have straight through this sham. Disgraceful. the wizard

2:20pm Mon 27 Jan 14

EMBOX2 says...

Note that a leaky roof causing damage to SSE property is the householder's reponsibility - i.e. the work was paid for. Thus you expect them to come out very soon, since they're getting paid.

There is nothing to read into this.

Oh and as for those people off supply over Xmas - spare a thought for the linesmen, who also have families to be with over the holidays. It is they who are up poles in horrendous weather, often working on energised circuits (that's "live" to normal folk). Add in not being able to access remote areas where poles/lines are down, due to floods, trees or whatever else nature throws in, and you can see why things take time.
Note that a leaky roof causing damage to SSE property is the householder's reponsibility - i.e. the work was paid for. Thus you expect them to come out very soon, since they're getting paid. There is nothing to read into this. Oh and as for those people off supply over Xmas - spare a thought for the linesmen, who also have families to be with over the holidays. It is they who are up poles in horrendous weather, often working on energised circuits (that's "live" to normal folk). Add in not being able to access remote areas where poles/lines are down, due to floods, trees or whatever else nature throws in, and you can see why things take time. EMBOX2

9:04pm Mon 27 Jan 14

the wizard says...

EMBOX2 wrote:
Note that a leaky roof causing damage to SSE property is the householder's reponsibility - i.e. the work was paid for. Thus you expect them to come out very soon, since they're getting paid.

There is nothing to read into this.

Oh and as for those people off supply over Xmas - spare a thought for the linesmen, who also have families to be with over the holidays. It is they who are up poles in horrendous weather, often working on energised circuits (that's "live" to normal folk). Add in not being able to access remote areas where poles/lines are down, due to floods, trees or whatever else nature throws in, and you can see why things take time.
That is why they have Unimogs etc to circumnavigate such conditions.
[quote][p][bold]EMBOX2[/bold] wrote: Note that a leaky roof causing damage to SSE property is the householder's reponsibility - i.e. the work was paid for. Thus you expect them to come out very soon, since they're getting paid. There is nothing to read into this. Oh and as for those people off supply over Xmas - spare a thought for the linesmen, who also have families to be with over the holidays. It is they who are up poles in horrendous weather, often working on energised circuits (that's "live" to normal folk). Add in not being able to access remote areas where poles/lines are down, due to floods, trees or whatever else nature throws in, and you can see why things take time.[/p][/quote]That is why they have Unimogs etc to circumnavigate such conditions. the wizard

10:41pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

Why do the OM have to print a picture of the clown, we all, unfortunately, know what he looks like
Why do the OM have to print a picture of the clown, we all, unfortunately, know what he looks like Dilligaf2010

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