Water bills are rising, council taxes are rising and energy bills are expected to increase by more than 50%. The Tories are either oblivious to the misery they oversee or completely indifferent
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Homes across the country are bracing for a new wave of economic pain this morning.
Water bills are rising, council taxes are rising and energy bills are expected to increase by more than 50%.
The increase in social security contributions will follow soon.
All of this against a backdrop of runaway inflation, stagnant wages and rising food and fuel costs. Families who are already struggling face a bleak future as the crisis really begins to bite.
The Tories are either oblivious to the misery they oversee or completely indifferent.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak had a chance to help us through this storm in last week’s spring declaration. The government did not have to stand aside. It was not powerless to act.
It could have raised pensions and benefits in line with inflation. It could have imposed a windfall tax on the oil and gas giants.
It could have prevented the April 6 Social Security increase from taking effect.
The chancellor’s choice of the bare minimum not only shows how little he understands about families in need, but also shows a callous disregard for the consequences of poverty.
This is a crisis made in Downing Street. Abandoned Britain is paying the price.
Three young people were killed by runaway dogs in less than a month.
These tragic deaths are even more disturbing because they were preventable.
They happened because ownership of dangerous dogs could not be controlled.
Laws could have been tightened to stop the sale and breeding of aggressive breeds.
There could have been harsher penalties for owners who fail to control their deadly animals.
How many more deaths will it take before ministers act?
A quarter of young people would rather have a candy bar than sex.
Apparently that’s how they get their Twix these days. Many will think they must be from Mars.
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