Protesters brought traffic at Whitehall to a stand still following a ‘speak out’ organised by Fuel Poverty Action and Supported by Disabled People Against Cuts and Greater London Pensioners Association to highlight the injustice of rocketing fuel bills at a time when benefit changes, cutbacks and low wages are pushing growing numbers of people into poverty. Meanwhile the Big Six Energy companies, in bed with government, have increased their profit margins 700%. The action followed protests earlier in the week in Edinburgh, and Haringey while Southwark Pensioners held a ‘warm up’ in the Royal Festival Hall.
Read about the fuel robbers: http://fuelpovertyaction.org.uk/stop-the-great-fuel-robbery/490-2/
Read the Independent’s article ahead of today’s protest: http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/anger-at-decc-as-fuel-poverty-hits-millions-8497485.html
Below – MarmiteRay of ‘The Undateables’ fame speaks out against the Great Fuel Robbery: