Those in fuel poverty will not gain much from any tax cut; the poorest never do.
What this country needs is a massive redistribution of wealth so that everyone has a chance to thrive within it. If the country is in trouble – and it is – it is because we systematically deny that opportunity to millions, as this data shows.
That is why the £146 billion that I now suggest that the Taxing Wealth Report might raise – or some part of it – must not be used to pay for the transition that our economy needs to sustainability or to provide better public services but to simply redistribute income and wealth in this country so that all have a chance of flourishing within it.
I will never understand those who might disagree. Why do they hate those without the means to meet basic needs so much?
Why not reduce the cost of energy by not having so many renewables?