"An estimated 31,100 excess winter deaths occurred in England and Wales in 2012/13, a 29% increase compared with the previous winter...As in previous years, there were more excess winter deaths in females than in males...
The majority of deaths occurred among those aged 75 and over; there were 25,600 excess winter deaths in this age group in 2012/13 compared with 5,500 in people aged under 75."There are 9.2 million old age pensioners in England and Wales. If these were to spend an extra £500 a year heating their homes in the winter months, it is likely that there would be very few excess deaths. Thus, at a cost of no more that £4.6 billion, (probably considerably less) the government could provide £500 of extra heating to our old folk every year.
In other words, if such an amount was forthcoming, every elderly Briton could receive their heating for free all year long.
Conclusion: The British establishment would rather see 31,100 of the poorest, most vulnerable Britons die every year than reduce their handouts, bribes, sweeteners to mega-rich foreign dictators and booming countries with the A-bomb and space programmes by half.
Those who are still, inexplicably, electing to power the malign social engineers who think such genocidal preferences appropriate, have a lot to answer for.