Tory minister says no to freezing energy bills – but will ‘targeted packages’ work?

James Heappey: he doesn’t want to freeze energy bills, and looks delighted to be threatening you with poverty.

This is real Tory dedication to profit over people: they don’t want to freeze rocketing energy bills, even when an energy firm asks them to.

Scottish Power boss Keith Anderson called on Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng to consider the plan, and has also submitted it to Scottish First Secretary Nicola Sturgeon.

But Armed Forces Minister James Heappey has already said Kwarteng isn’t seriously considering the proposal, which is expected to cost £100 billion.

It seems he’s upset about paying such an “eye-watering” sum to keep us all out of destitution.

Instead, he supports a vague idea put forward by both Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, to provide “targeted” help to those who need it most.

Who’s willing to bet that this means rich people get the lion’s share of the cash?

Remember the “targeted” help Sunak announced in May? He promised £400 to every home.

It was only after we read the small print that we realised people who own several homes would receive the £400 several times.

So the richest people got to benefit more, while the poorest were put at risk of mental illness, worrying about how to make ends meet.

Tory doubletalk – screwing you over since 2010.

Source: Not right to freeze energy bills despite ‘really expensive winter’ to come, minister says

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