Kerry McCarthy Labour MP for Bristol East
The Cost-of-Living crisis is the biggest issue facing the UK today and, with April’s energy price cap, looming things will only get worse. Conservative MPs have said the same in recent weeks, but their poor turnout in the debate last night proves their words were hollow.
The Government is paralysed by internal chaos and has abdicated responsibility for the crisis.
In contrast Labour has set out a plan for helping those that are struggling – one which ensures oil and gas companies making enormous profits, rather than those in poverty, foot the bill. I spoke in favour of this, which you can read in full here.
Oil and gas producers continue to exploit fossil fuel reserves in the North Sea and have often paid negative tax in recent years. There is a clear need to switch to sustainable energy sources, with investment in renewables and home insulation, rather than a reliance on volatile gas markets.
“𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘮𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘸𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘜𝘒 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘯, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘪𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘥𝘰 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳.”