Fraser Nelson

Brown should help pensioners fight the cold

Brown should help pensioners fight the cold
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Last month, I posted about the number of pensioners who die from the cold each winter (more than 20,000). Two events will make it even worse this winter: the decision by N-Power to raise their bills 13% and a cold snap with temperatures as low as -17 predicted. It is in precisely these conditions that an honourable government would raise the winter fuel allowance. If Brown is looking for ideas for his relaunch, he could a lot worse.

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Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.

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