31 July, 2008

gas + electric = more poverty

I am now being asked what do i think about the big price rise in gas and electric. My first reaction was to say hey I'm a guy who now has a flat and has only just begun to enjoy it but the fact is it does affect me as well as the people that are working. Here's what i have to say anyway. The 35% rise in gas prices was too excessive and what i can't believe is that British gas is allowed to get away with it. They say profits are down but are they really don't forget that British gas is an off shoot of centrica and that also makes profit. I thought the rise in gas would have been 22% to 25% and that still would have given a healthy profit. Over two point five million people will be below the fuel poverty line next year and i would estimate that a further one point three million by the beginning off the next. It is now up to the government to step in and take control. The word Poverty will become used and more common than it is today and i do believe that if this government don't do anything then it will become their Achilles heel and bring them down the people don't have much trust in them at the moment and if they just sit there then say goodbye to a labour government.

2 comments:

Michaelann Bewsee said...

Hi, I find your posts interesting but never know when they are made! Was hnot posting a date with your posts deliberate? Would you consider changing it? But keep writing in any case...

Chris Clements said...

Hi Jamie - this is Chris Clements - I work for Crisis. Maff Potts is urgently trying to get in touch with you. Could you contact Crisis, and either Micky Walsh or Paul Andrew will be able to give you his number. Cheers,

Chris.