He said he’d “never seen anything like this”, and families will have to make “some awful choices” between heating and eating.
“Year-on-year from last October to this October a typical house will be paying £2,300 a year more on their energy bills alone. Forget the rises in mobile and broadband and tax and everything else and petrol and food,”
“People will be panicking, it will be desperate.”
He appealed to incumbent prime minister and Conservative leadership candidates Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, to take urgent action, despite the government’s policy to give every household an energy bill discount of £400 in Autumn,