Thursday 11 August 2022 01:52 AM DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Cool heads needed, not headless chickens  trends now

Thursday 11 August 2022 01:52 AM DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Cool heads needed, not headless chickens  trends now
Thursday 11 August 2022 01:52 AM DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Cool heads needed, not headless chickens  trends now

Thursday 11 August 2022 01:52 AM DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Cool heads needed, not headless chickens  trends now

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Cool heads needed, not headless chickens

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Listening to the BBC this week, audiences must be in a terrible quandary about what to fear more, hypothermia or heatstroke. Confusingly, we appear to be under existential threat from both at the same time. 

Poverty charities say families are already having to choose between heating and eating. Climate scientists tell us to stay cool during this hot spell, or we may die. 

Money saving guru Martin Lewis was in a state of near hysteria yesterday about the ‘cataclysm’ of soaring energy bills, which he said could be on a par with the Covid pandemic. Mr Lewis is a great consumer champion but he sounded less like a measured analyst and more like Dad’s Army’s fretful Corporal Jones. 

Of course there are serious cost of living problems coming down the line. But to solve them, we need cool heads, not headless chickens. 

Contrary to received BBC opinion, the energy crisis has not completely escaped the Government’s attention. That’s why it spent £15billion on a support package, giving up to £1,200 to the poorest families. 

Money saving guru Martin Lewis was in a state of near hysteria yesterday about the ¿cataclysm¿ of soaring energy bills, which he said could be on a par with the Covid pandemic

Money saving guru Martin Lewis was in a state of near hysteria yesterday about the ‘cataclysm’ of soaring energy bills, which he said could be on a par with the Covid pandemic

So far, the energy price cap has risen by £693. It is expected to go up by another £1,500 or so in October and some £700 more in January. 

This is higher than first thought, so the original support package will almost certainly be extended

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