A mass demonstration outside the annual AGM of British Gas has been called by Fuel Poverty Action Group on May 12th. Whilst many people are unable to properly heat their homes, British Gas made £571m in profit last year.
Just staying alive in the UK is becoming ever more expensive as rents, fuel and food prices soar. A low paid job now barely covers even the most basics needed for survival, whilst the safety net of the benefits system is being ripped away. None of this is necessary or unavoidable. Tesco workers get shit wages, whilst we pay extortionate prices for food, so that share holders and directors can make huge profits. Pensioners are freezing in their homes so that energy company bosses can enjoy lavish lifestyles.
Virtually every last scrap of cash that passes through our hands ends up lining the pockets of the same rich who smear us as scroungers if we need benefits to survive, even if we manage to find a job. Most of the time we spend working is not to earn ourselves what we need but to increase the huge profits made by those at the top – money we never see. And they use that money to buy houses and flats that they rent back to us at eye-watering prices. Then the greedy cunts complain if they have to pay some tax on the money they’ve fleeced. Yet every single penny spent by the government is to maintain the system that keeps them rich, and us poor.
It’s time to make them feel uncomfortable for a change by confronting them wherever they gather. The British Gas AGM is as good a place as any to start. Join Fuel Poverty Action Group and others from 1pm on May 12th outside the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3EE.
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