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Because more than 12 years of Conservative government has laid the once-great United Kingdom lower than it has been in decades – possibly more than a century.
More than two million people – one in every seven adults – can no longer afford to eat food every day:
More than 2 million adults in the UK have gone without food for a whole day over the past month because they cannot afford to eat
The latest survey of the nation’s food intake shows a 57% jump in the proportion of households cutting back on food or skipping meals over the first three months of this year, with one in seven adults (7.3 million) estimated to be food-insecure, up from 4.7 million in January.
And fire brigades are now overworked dealing with blazes in houses where people started burning timber in open fires because they could not afford the cost of central heating any more:
A man in south-west London set fire to his property by burning timber in his living room to keep warm.
The man was trying to avoid putting on the central heating in his home, fire investigators said.
Fuel poverty campaigners said the incident – one of at least 100 involving open fires, log burners and heaters in the capital in the last few months – laid bare “the harsh and dangerous reality of the cost-of-living crisis”.
Some might say that they don’t care; these incidents involve other people. It’s very easy to throw shade on others by saying they are unable to keep their finances in order.
But the Tory cost-of-living crisis affects us all.
Food costs more because of Brexit-related supply issues; housing costs more because the banks have increased interest rates, meaning mortgages and rents are going up; heating costs more because of the shortage of gas created last winter and accelerated by the Russia-Ukraine war; we are paying more tax to the Tory government than any UK population in more than 40 years.
Only people who are extremely rich can afford to blame others for being unable to stay warm or feed themselves in these circumstances. If you’re on a normal wage, you’ll feel the pinch soon enough.
And it’s all due to Conservative economic incompetence – sold to you with a lie that they knew what they were doing.
Or was it a lie? How much worse would you find it if this enforced starvation and these house fires were intended to happen by Boris Johnson and his party?
Source: More than 2m adults in UK cannot afford to eat every day, survey finds | Food poverty | The Guardian
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