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Brits struggling to keep warm at home – survey

RT | December 17, 2022

A quarter of British adults are struggling to keep warm in their homes as they cut back on energy use in the face of soaring costs, according to a new survey by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The report, which was published on Thursday, shows that 23% of adults were occasionally, hardly ever, or never able to keep comfortably warm in their living room over the past two weeks.

The ONS data indicated that 63% of adults were using less gas and electricity because of increases in the cost of living, and 96% of those adults were using less heating.

When asked about the measures they were taking to keep warm this winter, 82% of respondents said they were using more clothing or blankets, 46% were only heating rooms they use, 31% were using hot-water bottles or microwave warmers, while 27% were going to bed earlier.

Other measures included cutting back on the use of tumble dryers and washing machines, as well as bathing or showering less.

According to the ONS, many households have already cut back on their energy usage, with 34% of the polled adults saying that reducing heating has negatively affected their health or wellbeing as a result.

The ONS research on the “impact of winter pressures” also found that 16% of adults are worried their food will run out before they have money to buy more, and 19% have cut back on their portion size. The study showed 17% are eating food which is past its use-by date.

The survey of nearly 5,000 British households comes as the nation’s inflation hit 10.7% in November, which is slightly down from the 11.1% in the previous month but still well above the 2% rate targeted by the Bank of England.

December 17, 2022 - Posted by | Economics, Malthusian Ideology, Phony Scarcity |

4 Comments »

  1. I’m guessing that, that survey did not include Britain’s “Upper” class (and those in the Parliament’s “House of Lords”) who will remain completely comfortable in their Castles, Manor houses, and Estates.
    Only the “Plebs” will be suffering, and the Lords will not give it all a moment’s thought.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | December 17, 2022 | Reply

  2. Oh, but it is all worthwhile, because we are all striving to save the planet. Just wait till the world’s population has been adequately reduced, cows have been eliminated (along with milk, butter, leather etc), and then the elitists will have the entire world to themselves to start fighting over. What? Did anyone forget human nature, especially the greedy, corrupt, deceiving, selfish nature of those who our planning and executing the agenda of demise? Does anyone believe that they will live in peace with one another, once they have divided the world among themselves? And when they start fighting one another, to what end will the present agenda have served? To preserve the climate?

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    Comment by Peter | December 17, 2022 | Reply

  3. Peter, to answer your question inyour post, one needs only to place a magnifying glass over the history of the British Crown and European Royalty over the centuries and the murderous infighting that these people conducted amongst themselves, and in many cases dragging in the peasants to be sacraficed on their behalf.

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    Comment by Edgar Schmid | December 17, 2022 | Reply

    • Thank you for your comment, Edgar, but those facts that you mention are not going to save us from what is planned for us. We need to awaken the public quickly so as to arrest the further progress of the ruling class.

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      Comment by Peter | December 17, 2022 | Reply


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