An interview with Rebecca Long Bailey MP on the King's Speech announcements and glaring omissions.
"Our energy market is broken. How much longer will we allow profiteering to trump the interests of residents and employers?"
"The report reveals that companies made £45 billion profit from the UK domestic energy system in 2022. If that money had been kept in public hands, it could have been used to save each household £1,800 on their energy bills."
"The discussion on controlling prices needs to begin now" - Beth Winter MP
"It’s rampant profiteering and needs to stop. We cannot continue to let private companies make obscene amounts of profits from our essential services while people can't afford to heat their homes."
"There was evidence of a Times exposé showing debt collectors gleefully breaking into the homes of vulnerable people to install meters on behalf of British Gas."
"If humanity is to have a shared & sustainable future, the need for a transformative policy agenda is more urgent than ever" - John McDonnell is bringing activists, campaigners and policymakers together on February 11th.
"It’s obscene that fossil fuel giants are making such super-profits during the biggest squeeze in living standards for decades... these bumper profits are a direct result of the soaring energy bills people face."
“Profits and dividends on this scale when millions of people cannot heat or eat a square meal in their homes demonstrates the remorseless and unjust nature of this industry" - Mick Lynch, RMT General Secretary
Barry Rodin looks at the impact of the cost of living crisis on the poorest and most vulnerable in our society.