As someone who rubs shoulders regularly with older people, it grieves me to learn that some two million pensioners in this country are living in poverty.
A further one million over 60 who live alone are also in fuel poverty, struggling to afford to keep warm.
After our record cold winter, it may surprise people to know that about twice as many people in the UK die of cold, per capita, than in Scandinavia.
Unbelievably, even Siberia has lower levels than we do. So how on earth can this be the case?
To me, the reason for this barbaric situation is simple. It is because the elite’s need for profit outweighs other people’s need for survival.
In 21st century Britain, it’s survival not of the fittest, but of the richest.