Winter and capitalism kill ten thousands of aged in Britain


This video from Britain is called Bill Bryson Short Film for Help the Aged.

From British daily News Line:

Thursday, 29 November 2007

A NATIONAL SCANDAL – Help the Aged condemns winter death figure

‘THESE figures are nothing short of a national scandal. It’s obscene that in this day and age more than 25,000 people aged 65 and over in the UK are allowed to die from the cold.’

Paul Cann, director of policy for Help the Aged was responding to the annual excess winter death figures from the Office for National Statistics which show a one per cent increase in the number of deaths amongst those aged 65 and over in the UK.

He added: ‘The bottom line is that until fuel poverty is eradicated, older people’s lives will literally continue to hang in the balance.

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