Mike Weir, the energy spokesman for the Scottish National Party, told the newspaper that "thousands of Scots" were doomed to a "miserable winter with excessive bills for gas and electricity".
In addition, Sir Robert Smith, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Liberal democrat MP, said to the publication: "The energy companies should act now. The cold weather is with us now and people need more than the promise of future cuts when the winter is over."
In England, Fabian Hamilton, the Labour MP for Leeds North East who recently lodged an Early Day Motion calling for a reduction in energy prices, wrote in the Yorkshire Evening Post that government has a "moral obligation" to protect the most vulnerable members of society.
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