Protest In Lewes against fatal results of fuel costs

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Lewes Stop the Cuts is staging a demonstration against deaths caused by fuel poverty tomorrow (Saturday).

The protest will start at 11am in the Cliffe Precinct and will later continue outside MP Norman Baker’s offices in East Street at 11.45am.

A spokesperson for Lewes Stop the Cuts said: “We won’t stand for any more unnecessary deaths caused by price-hiking, polluting, profiteering, tax-avoiding energy companies.”

They continued: “As the Big Six energy companies hike up prices we are told the only answer is to put on a jumper, leaving millions of us to choose between heating and eating ... we know that the real problem is the privatisation of our energy for profit and the skyrocketing cost of dirty fossil fuels. Instead of a dash for gas, we need a rush for renewables.”