No more. I’m fucking done. The horror stories I’ve heard over the years about people desperately trying to survive under this Tory government have angered me to the point of boiling over. My inbox is full, my Twitter feed is going crazy and my phone hasn’t stopped ringing.
I’ve heard many accounts of how people are already struggling to cope with the massive energy price rises, how the hell are they going to cope after the 1st of April?
Yesterday I heard the concerns of a young woman with a baby who is already struggling before the massive cost increase, already paying £40 for three days electric on a prepayment meter just to keep her electric on.
Another person who used to have a good job at Manchester Airport reduced to borrowing a tenner from a person they never met face to face to put their electric back on so the cheap food they bought won’t spoil.
A woman who thought she was £400 in credit actually owing £600.
Remember that this is before the April energy cost increases. So when does it stop?
When will more people stand up, come with me and my mates and march upon the corridors of power and say no?
Are we are NOT going to be letting the Tories bend us over and dry-fuck us into oblivion anymore?
You want me to be less activist? Fine. I will. When the government stops deliberately starving people of the basic necessities of life.
This is going to become much worse than anyone could have predicted, thousands of people will no doubt be either thinking of or taking their lives because they can’t afford to live and can’t find a way out of their situation.
I predict that they could be thousands of deaths caused by hypothermia and related illnesses. People can no longer afford to buy and run heated blankets. Nor do they have the money to buy warmer clothes.
Undoubtably there will be thousands of admissions to hospital because of malnutrition related illnesses and diseases. This is already happening, people are already dying from hunger thanks the cruel DWP regime. Already people can’t afford to cook meals. This is going to become a whole lot worse than it is now.
Homelessness levels will increase dramatically because people are going to be forced to make the choices of heating or eating and not being able to pay their rent or mortgage as well. It’s not a choice that should have to be made.
Can you imagine how heartbreaking it is to have to tell your children that they have to wear coats etc at home because it’s too expensive to heat their home? As you’re reading this a child and their parents will be cold and hungry due to no fault of their own.
Can you imagine being disabled or ill and being reliant upon have the heating on to help keep you alive only to find out that that you can’t anymore because it’s too expensive to heat their home?
To put it bluntly the government doesn’t care one bit, hell they aren’t even hiding their disdain of working class people. They don’t care if we live or die. Rishi Sunak could have done the right thing but instead he chose to force thousands into death, absolute poverty and starvation.
We should all be angry about this. This is the ultimate insult to the working class people of this country and we all need to challenge this in whatever way that we can.
Have you noticed that I’m angry? Everyone should be.
Not only will these price rises be extremely detrimental to the economy, which will most likely will take a massive dive as a result of people will no longer be able to go shopping for basics never-mind luxuries.
Thousands of small businesses will be forced to shut because of the rising costs as well as some big businesses, forcing workers not already claiming Universal Credit to apply for the first time. This will undoubtably cause emotional and financial distress.
For a country to grow its government needs to invest in people, normal people not millionaires to grow the economy and the wellbeing of people. Instead they do the opposite, Sunak preferring to go for short term gains for his pals whilst deliberately ignoring the well-being of the public and the economy.
Rishi Sunak whilst eyeing up his next job at num 10 has got to be the worst Chancellor Of The Exchequer that we’ve ever had. His decisions are unbelievably cruel.
People will no longer be able to afford to donate to food-banks instead becoming reliant upon them themselves. This will cause the closure of the very places that keep people alive.
People WILL DIE don’t ever forget this.
It’s already happening. The foodbank trollies in supermarkets are seeing fewer donations.
We really need to put pressure in the supermarkets to donate the food themselves and not rely upon already poor people to buy the food and then donate it.
We also have to remember the 186,000 people that have already died with Covid 19 mentioned on their death certificate. People are still dying and we must never forget this.
Remember that all this is a political choice made by millionaires designed to inflict cruelty upon the poorest and most vulnerable
It’s time to get angry, to take action and campaign for a much fairer society.
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8 thoughts on “Rise In Energy Costs Will Cost Lives. It’s Time For Action.”
“managed migration” to Universal Credit is set to resume in coming weeks :
Thanks Trev it certainly is. Hope you’re ok x
It is unsustainable for a minority to own the majority of wealth (nationally and globally). The people of the world need to have a slice of the cake, a Dividend of the Capitalist machine, in the form of a stipend.
The Covid pandemic would have been the perfect time to introduce this but Starmer wouldn’t back it.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned! You are right of course. Regarding our foodbank in my town, I couldn’t say if public donations have fallen or not, but besides the donation bins in supermarkets we do get some donations in person from private individuals and at Harvest Festival from various churches and schools, same at Christmas plus lots of personal donations and corporate donations from local companies etc. Police, NHS staff and so on. We also have access to various other forms of funding through Grants we have obtained and from various fund raising activities, music events and the like (disrupted by the Pandemic of course), and we are then able to bulk purchase needed items from suppliers directly or via Fairshare. We have some corporate sponsors too from local businesses.
Regarding the energy bill crisis, yes it’s taking effect already right now as we emerge from Winter, but I think it will be much worse by next Autumn/Winter after people have spent all Summer struggling to catch up with what they already owe. I remember back in the days of coal fires when we were poor we could burn anything, newspapers, logs, coke coal found in the street when the coal wagon went round the corner in the road, worse I’m told when my older sister was a kid in the early 1950s. Perhaps people will go back to having open fireplaces, but you would have to get the gas completely disconnected for safety and the chimney swept first, and smoke alarms removed. Probably not such a good idea.
Hi Trev it’s so lovely to hear from you.
I’m so glad that the foodbank that you use is doing ok.
I totally agree with everything that you say, so many people are going to do this aren’t they x.
Lots of love to you ❤️ Keep safe
I’m bloody angry and scared, if I could afford to get my wheelchair fixed and pay for taxis I will be out there protesting. I can do my bit online..totally behind any form of active protest. The Labour Party refuses to support those on social security, who are the most vulnerable and poorest. And will as usual be the hardest hit, and many will die. Either through poverty or suicide
It’s awful isn’t it we’ve been completely abandoned xxxxx