Bizarre moment Boris rambles on about buying a new KETTLE to ease the cost of living crisis… before admitting it would cut energy bills, which are expected to skyrocket to £5,400 in January, by just a tenth
- The outgoing PM advised Brits in his latest keynote speech to buy a new kettle to save £10 a year
- Twitter users called the advice “bizarre” and joked it was “the definitive answer to solving the cost-of-living crisis.”
- Ofgem announced that the price cap will rise to £3,549 in October, which is expected to rise again in January
Boris Johnson has been slammed on social media after advising Brits to “buy a new kettle” that could save them “£10 a year” on their soaring energy bills.
The outgoing Prime Minister said today in his last major keynote speech that those suffering from the cost of living crisis should pay £20 for a new kettle to save in the long term.
He said: “If you have an old kettle that takes forever to boil it can cost £20 to replace but getting a new one saves you £10 on your electricity bill every year.”
Twitter users have branded the advice “bizarre” and jokingly called it “the definitive answer to solving the cost of living crisis”.
Twitter users have reacted angrily to Boris Johnson’s advice on how to deal with the cost of living crisis, with some calling it “bizarre”.
A Twitter account said: “We have been waiting forever for Boris Johnson and the government of which Liz Truss is a part to advise us on what to do about the extraordinary life crisis we are facing and after all, who knew the answer was a new kettle.’
Another said: “So if I spent £20-30 on a new kettle I could save a whopping £10 a year on my bills! What a genius! But wait! I don’t have £20 left since I spent it on my last energy bill.’
Other Twitter users pointed out that a £10 saving doesn’t compare to the latest price hike, as energy regulator Ofgem announced on Friday that its price cap will rise to £3,549 in October.
The advice came in Boris Johnson’s last major political speech in Suffolk today, where he pledged £700m to Sizewell C power station to help Britain generate its own energy.
Mr Johnson warned it would be “absolute madness” not to move ahead with the nuclear project while Russian President Vladimir Putin is wreaking havoc on global oil and gas markets.
The Russian president has been accused of using gas supplies as a “weapon” amid mounting tensions with the West.
It comes as Russian energy giant Gazprom halted its gas supplies to Germany via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline for maintenance on Wednesday, adding to tensions in an already strained electricity market.
Britons are forecast to suffer from ever-rising energy bills in the coming months as the government comes under pressure to provide more aid
The advice was given today in Boris Johnson’s last major political speech in Suffolk (pictured), in which he pledged £700m to Sizewell C power station to help Britain generate its own energy
Other Twitter users responded with quips as Boris Johnson advised them to get rid of their old kettle, with one saying their new kettle will be nicknamed “Boris Jug”.
The cost of energy bills is expected to rise even further to £5,400 next year and Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi said he was “deeply concerned” at the prospect of Brits freezing this winter and “nothing is off the table”, according to ministers what additional support is required.
Tory leadership hope Liz Truss has made it clear she will support struggling households should she become the next Prime Minister.
She pledged to provide “immediate support to ensure people don’t face prohibitive fuel bills this winter”.
He said: “Nobody should be cut off if they can’t afford their bills.
“I’m working with the companies to make sure, and of course with NGOs, to make sure the people who are really struggling get that financial help… but the companies themselves have already started writing letters and emails, to ask people if they are at risk if they feel they cannot pay that they should contact their suppliers, their companies.’
Mr Zahawi pledged to “deliver” the already announced £37billion in support for households, but also pledged to “go beyond”.
“We must send a message to Mr. Putin that this strategy will not work,” he added.
Mr Johnson warned it would be “absolute madness” not to move ahead with the nuclear project while Russian President Vladimir Putin is wreaking havoc on global oil and gas markets
According to the outgoing Prime Minister, buying a new kettle can help save £10 a year every year.
Speaking to Sky News on his trip to America, Mr Zahawi revealed his Treasury Department was “examining all options” to provide extra aid to beleaguered Britons this winter.
He said: “There is nothing off the table. We examine all options.
“All from the chief executive of Scottish Power talking about aid where we might need to set up some sort of fund so companies can continue to help their customers.
“Until then, to ensure we target aid to both households and small and medium-sized businesses and probably some larger businesses.”
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