1 in 4 British Citizens Will Not Have Heat This Winter


    A poll conducted on Monday indicated that one-in-four Britons won't switch on their heating because of the increasing cost of energy.

    It's the latest figure that shows how much the British population is struggling with the myriad of economic challenges they face and the union's head of state recently suggesting possible street violence due to how dire things are for many people in the country.

    According to an article published by the Telegraph, polling conducted by the Liberal Democrats completed last week revealed that 23 percent of people will not be turning on their heaters this winter in case the prices for energy rise.

    The figure climbed to 27 percent when only those who had children who were younger than 18 were asked, while 11 percent were willing to take loans to finance the energy bill and then increase to 17 percent for parents with children who are younger than 18.

    An increase in price was announced last week, and the price cap for residential energy consumers was increased by 80%.

    In total, 69 percent of the adults surveyed said they'd turn off their heating less during the winter months due to rising prices.

    The survey is among the most recent indicators of how serious the current price of living problem has become for many people in the United Kingdom, with many families across the nation being under significant financial stress due to rising inflation.

    These crises have led to numerous workers from unionized professions either threatening or striking to try and convince employers to raise their wages, actions which have been condemned by top figures within the Tory government.

    While some like Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi have declared that the authorities are preparing strategies to address the crisis at hand, some have been accusing those who belong to the Conservative Party of being asleep in the back of the car while they work out who's the next leader of the party.

    In addition, the party's leader who is leaving, Boris Johnson, even went on two different vacations in what has been an extremely financially burdensome summer for many. The second was which was followed by a showboating vacation to Ukraine.

    One trade union tsar has been comparing the mood of people in general to the mood that was felt in the riots that followed the election that witnessed massive violence on the streets across the nation as a result of a tax introduced in the name of Margaret Thatcher.

    “I actually think there is a moment where people could rise to doing exactly the same thing again,” Sharon Graham, the head of the British Unite, said last week insisting that she has no “shadow of a doubt” that the current political tensions are comparable to those of the Thatcher time.

    Her remarks echoed those made from various countries across mainland Europe as well, with top officials in both France as well as Germany warning that the population could be a violent reaction to economic stress during the cold winter season.


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