EndFuelPoverty's Twitter feed tells us the following today:
"A survey by Help the Aged & British Gas last year showed that 1 in 3 older people have to live in 1 room during winter to keep warm"
This is, truly, the age of austerity that David Cameron's Conservative Party has in mind.
For the poverty - both literal and figurative - that the Tories are prepared to contemplate can really only get worse if they are elected.
That is, indeed, the rub.
Miljenko references a website here to add more background to his piece, which has the transcript of "David Cameron, interviewed by Jon Sopel on The Politics Show, 26 April 2009". Read the transcript for David Cameron's own words.
He can't keep getting away with it, surely. Anyway..
'Alan Johnson MP, Labour's Health Secretary, responding to David Cameron's speech yesterday, has summarised [the interview] thus:
Behind all the marketing speak designed to disguise their true plans, David Cameron let slip today that he is considering cuts of £20 billion to public services and help for families.
He also revealed today that he is so determined to cut taxes for the 3,000 wealthiest estates in the country that if he had to then he would 'put some taxes up' to pay for it."
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