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The British are starving and freezing because of rising prices


London. File photoMOSCOW, May 2.The British are facing a host of problems due to skyrocketing fuel prices, while high inflation has led to such a reduction in household incomes, which has not been since 1956, according to The New York Times. over the past 30 years, with the rise in the cost of living particularly worrying older people and others with lower or limited incomes. And many people who have already cut spending are forced to re-evaluate their household budgets, giving up a number of foodstuffs, and in the most extreme cases, even temporarily cutting off electricity and gas, as representatives of human rights organizations report.Anti-Russian sanctions have turned into a “gloomy prognosis” for Britain Thus, 77-year-old Maureen Hart from Clacton-on-Sea, a former librarian living on a fixed allowance after pain in her hip and back forced her into early retirement, said that utility bills continue to rise. After the British government raised the cap on electricity prices, she said, April's electricity and gas bill was three times what it was in March. To save money and be able to pay for the help she needs, a woman is forced to refuse taxi services and turn off the heating, even if the cold increases pain in her back and joints. “You never think that you may be among those who can't afford to pay for the heat.There must be thousands of people who, like me, are wondering now: what went wrong?” she said. According to Hart, all her relatives and friends say the same thing: “what else should we save on?” that heat is necessary to maintain its condition. However, after doubling her energy bills in April, Williams began cutting down her weekly shopping list to essentials and cooking in the microwave instead of the oven. According to her, only one thing has remained unchanged this year – the amount of her disability allowance. “I can’t just turn on the heating because I can’t afford it. It’s very hard,” the woman lamented, adding that because of this she was even more in pain. Patricia Hutton, an 89-year-old resident of Jaywick, who suffers from arthritis, said that her bills had grown, but because of her condition, she simply could not turn on the heating and light. “I pay all my bills by direct debit from a bank account, and if there is no money left for food, then there is simply no money left for food,” she said. As a result, her friend, 67-year-old Jennifer Belcher, began to buy groceries in the morning, which will soon expire to help Hutton cut costs. However, her own electricity bill more than doubled last month. “What shall we do next winter? Burn fires in the garden?” the woman asked. After the start of a special military operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine, the West stepped up sanctions pressure on Russia. The restrictive measures mainly affected the banking sector and the high-tech sector. Calls to abandon Russian energy sources have become louder. However, the disruption of supply chains has driven up fuel and food prices in Europe and the US. In the UK, tariff hikes have hit millions of households, with inflation hitting 6.2 percent in February, a 30-year high. content/uploads/2022/05/76daa4ddb6b0c8ed91c8e2588b3807f7.jpg” />Furniture prices rise sharply in Britain due to Russian wood embargo

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