Non - Cost of Living

what about starmer, what's his opinion on, well, anything really?

:LOL::LOL:
He won't express an opinion on anything he doesn't have to until just before the next election.

he knows that the tories will steal popular policies and pretend they thought of them and he will do his best to avoid alienating anyone until he absolutely has to.

That's how politics works.
 

wallmth

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He won't express an opinion on anything he doesn't have to until just before the next election.

he knows that the tories will steal popular policies and pretend they thought of them and he will do his best to avoid alienating anyone until he absolutely has to.

That's how politics works.
No . That’s how sh*t politicians work .
 
Must admit I hadn't really looked into the details of how much money is being pumped into the easing of fuel bills particularly for the less well off elderly. However I have just been going over some money stuff for my 91 year old father. He lives alone at home, is on Pension Credit and gets Attendance Allowance. For this coming winter he will get:-
A one off £400 reduction in his bills spread over 6 months. (all households get this).
A further £650 cash rebate paid in two lump sums as he is in the Pension Credit less well off category.
An additional lump sum £300 Winter Fuel Allowance on top of his existing £300 WFA.
An additional £150 lump sum because he is getting Attendance Allowance.

By my reckoning thats £1500 extra this winter, add in the existing £300 WFA and the existing £140 credit rebate from Energy Co's and he is getting £1940 to pay for his bills this winter.
Now I am not moaning, complaining, rejoicing or making any kind of political point but I am just staggered (and pleased) at how much he will get. Judging on his normal fuel useage which is high as he is practically immobile and feels the cold then he will probably be making money out of the deal !!!! (well maybe not but close ..........!)
Point is I just hadn't realised how much he was going to get (I hope I have understood the payouts in detail). I would recommend anyone in similar situations or just trying to understand how they can manage the huge rises on the way to look into it and make sure they get what they are entitled to. I would also recommend all pensioners do the quick and easy check on whether they are entitled to Pension Credit, it is very simple and apart from the extra money each week it opens the doors to all sorts of other benefits.
 
He won't express an opinion on anything he doesn't have to until just before the next election.

he knows that the tories will steal popular policies and pretend they thought of them and he will do his best to avoid alienating anyone until he absolutely has to.

That's how politics works.
Well he's alienating me.