AS GAS & ELECTRIC BILLS SOAR, GOVERNMENT MUST ACT TO END FUEL POVERTY NOW
We, the undersigned, are appalled that one million families in Scotland are now living in ‘fuel poverty’ – one in three households spending 10% of their income on keeping warm. We note Professor John Hill’s report that 27,000 people in Britain will die this winter from cold related diseases. We believe the price of gas and electricity is rising beyond many people’s reach and we demand that Governments in both London and Edinburgh act now to reduce these bills, to provide extra help to the most vulnerable, to diversify away from oil & gas and return the industry to public ownership.
This petition will be sent both to the Prime Minister in London & the First Minister at Holyrood.
In tribute to Scottish author Iain Banks – who died on Sunday aged 59 (just two months after revealing that he had terminal gall bladder cancer) – here’s an interview he gave to the Scottish Socialist Voice in 2002.