Soaring household energy costs have left a million more people having to choose between heating and eating, according to official figures.
The statistics, released on Thursday, show that 3.5million households were in fuel poverty in 2006 - an increase of one million on 2005.
But charities claim the number spending more than 10 per cent of their income on power bills is now much higher. They say that since 2006 it has increased by another two million to around 5.5million
The deregulation of the energy market in the UK combined with the massive sell off of energy utilities to foreign companies means they have free reign over our energy prices and when they decide to black out britain to save their own domestic supplies.
Our Nuclear energy production recently flogged off to to the frogs so they can blackmail us with Power cuts combined with selling all out home produced gas resources to europe because successive governments failed to build sufficient storage here in the UK so we now have to see our natural gas to europe and then they sell it back to us at much higher prices guarentees this will continue to be Rip Off Britain - All in a days work for the Global Elite !!!