Devastated mother tells James O'Brien she is eating her children's leftovers because ...
A harrowing phone call from a single mother lifted the lid on the realities of the cost of living crisis.
The mother of three children, Zara, broke down to LBC's James O'Brien after revealing she had been forced to eat her children's leftovers due to the drastic energy increases. Zara's outgoings all go towards bills and council tax despite working full time.
In this harrowing call to James O'Brien, the cost of the energy crisis on Brits is laid bare as this single mother breaks down admitting she is eating her children's leftovers.\n\firstname.lastname@example.org/jSyvRiHYdf
The phonecall prompted thousands of furious responses, who were in disbelief that this is happening in 2022.
Some branded the Tories "disgraceful", while one Twitter user rightfully quizzed: "How can this be allowed to happen in any civilised country?"
Listening to this in 2022! I'm in tears, it's not right! \n\nChildish wars within Labour need to stop. Starmer is the leader. Corbyn's gone. Everyone needs to pull together & oust the Tories\n\nThe workhouses will be back before we know it \n\nYou only need to look at FdBnk numbers
We are a good country governed by the very worst leaders. This single mum's story will resonate with people up and down the country. Completely heartbreaking.https://twitter.com/LBC/status/1509857672438366209\u00a0\u2026
— Scarborough and Whitby Labour Party (@Scarborough and Whitby Labour Party)
Tell me that your heart doesn\u2019t break after listening to this @Conservatives @RishiSunak @BorisJohnson and the sad part is there are unfortunately many more who face these difficult times. #CostOfLivingCrisishttps://twitter.com/lbc/status/1509857672438366209\u00a0\u2026
Absolutely shameful @RishiSunak Do you even care? This is 2022, this should not be happening. People should not be living this. What an absolute failure if government. You need to go, every single one of you\n#GTTO \n#CostOfLivingCrisishttps://twitter.com/lbc/status/1509857672438366209\u00a0\u2026
— Lady Di \ud83c\udff4\udb40\udc67\udb40\udc62\udb40\udc73\udb40\udc63\udb40\udc74\udb40\udc7f #IStandWithUkraine \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udf3b (@Lady Di \ud83c\udff4\udb40\udc67\udb40\udc62\udb40\udc73\udb40\udc63\udb40\udc74\udb40\udc7f #IStandWithUkraine \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udf3b)
In all my 67 years I have never felt such anger at the injustice and inequality in this benighted country. We should be taking to the streets in every town and city across the land.https://twitter.com/LBC/status/1509857672438366209\u00a0\u2026
The Tories are destroying us. This heartbreaking story sums it up.https://twitter.com/LBC/status/1509857672438366209\u00a0\u2026
— Matt Tacey - Nurses United UK CLT & RMN \ud83d\udc99\ud83c\udf08 (@Matt Tacey - Nurses United UK CLT & RMN \ud83d\udc99\ud83c\udf08)
Fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) warned the cost of heating an average home has now doubled in 18 months, leaving 6.5 million households unable to live in a warm, safe home across the UK.
Gillian Cooper, head of energy policy at Citizens Advice, said: "If you're struggling to pay your bill, speak to your energy provider as they have to help you. Citizens Advice can also provide you with free, independent support."
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