Stark choice of food or fuel

By Cameron Brooks

Published: 27/12/2013

Campaigners fear more and more people will have to make the stark choice between heating their homes and eating this winter because of the rising cost of gas and electricity.

SNP MSP Dave Thompson said it was a “totally unacceptable state of affairs” in a country awash with energy resources.

He added that the choices facing people because of the “Big Six” suppliers’ decision to increase prices was linked to a “tragic” surge in the number of food banks across the north and north-east.

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