The news hit the headlines today – UK inflation is dropping. But for many of us, this news offers little more than cold comfort. Whether it’s at the checkout, at the petrol pump, or when we open our energy bills, we’re all still feeling the pinch. Let’s face it, this is not stability.
The Real Cost of Living
In fact, food prices are soaring at the fastest pace in 45 years. Our shopping receipts are a weekly reminder of the mounting cost of living. Each one is a stark testament to the government’s inability to control the situation.
Just last week, I spoke with a family from Inverness who told me they had to cut back on fresh fruits and vegetables because they’ve become too expensive. This is the reality for many households across the Highlands.
Energy Crisis: More Than a Headline
The energy crisis is more than just a headline – it’s a harsh reality. The predicament of having to choose between heating and eating is something no one should have to face in this day and age. It’s time we all stand up and say: we deserve better.
Our Struggles, Our Strength
If you’re feeling the weight of these pressures, know that you’re not alone. Most importantly, know this – it’s not your fault. You’ve worked hard and deserve a government that puts in just as much effort for you.
Time for Action
Now, more than ever, we need to demand action. The UK Government needs to heed SNP calls for an urgent increase in Universal Credit by £25 a week and the introduction of a Real Living Wage. Fair wages aren’t a luxury – they’re a necessity.
Enough of Complacency
The Government needs to get serious. No more photo ops or spin. It’s time to roll up their sleeves and work with supermarkets and energy companies to reduce costs for consumers. We can’t afford to wait. We can’t afford to pay the price of complacency.
Westminster may be broken, but we are not. They talk about the stability of the union, but it’s high time they delivered on that promise. Because right now, we’re bracing for the next economic blow.
It’s time to demand better. It’s time to push for a government that protects its people, supports the vulnerable, and builds an economy for everyone. It’s time for change – and it starts with making our voices loud and clear: enough is enough.
In the SNP, we’re fighting every day to make these changes. We’re pushing for a fairer economy, for support for our vulnerable, and for protections for us all. Join us in making our demands heard.