PENALISING THE POOR – FUEL POVERTY & OLDER VULNERABLES


Old man by his gas fire

Energy suppliers blame price rises on wholesale price increases

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4892516.stm

 
The poorest people in the country pay the most for gas and electricity
Institute for Public Policy Research deputy director Ian Kearns
 
IS THIS SOCIAL JUSTICE?? ESPECIALLY AFTER 9 YEARS OF NEW LABOUR WHICH WON THE LANDSLIDE MANADATE IN 1997 PROMISING BETTER LIVING STANDARDS FOR THE OLDER PEOPLE – "SO THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE TO SAVE AND SCRIMP IN THEIR OLD AGE" (TONY BLAIR)
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4 responses to “PENALISING THE POOR – FUEL POVERTY & OLDER VULNERABLES

  1. sweeti's

    Promises promises
    Its so easy  ……..But we all have to see actions….
    Promis things and u cant make them //U better say nothing
    TC
    Marij

  2. Anant M

    If you do not say the untruths – you probably won’t get elected – like me.
     
    To believe in, say and exemplify the truth – there is price to be paid – a lifetime of exclusion and isolation perhaps

  3. sillygloop

    But this is the same all over the world. The poor have to fight among themselves for the few cheap resources available to them and this ends up jacking up the price of that cheap commodity! As for the rich…buy 1 get 1 free. It is the same with credit…those who need it pay the most for it and still may not get it while those who don’t need it get it offered at cheap rates all the time!

  4. Anant M

    There is, as Mahatma said, enough for everyone’s need but not for everyone’s greed.
    There are enough resources but the way in which these get distributed results in such blaring injustices and inequalities.
     
    It is not as if people are unable to pay for these but they are deliberately penalised from accessing these services by extra financial barriers or as I call them financial fetters. Whilst in fact it ought to be the reverse.

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