Around 75,000 people in UK have promised not to pay their electricity bills this autumn, starting October 1st.
There is a new movement in UK called “Don’t Pay UK”, and they are asking people not to pay their electricity bills. They are trying to organise at least 1 million people to join this movement. The reason for their movement is very high energy prices, which are still rising. People are getting angry and they are saying that if the government don’t do something about it, then they will not pay.
In UK, the inflation is expected to reach 13%, the highest in three decades. On top of that, the UK central bank have raised the interest rates to fight the inflation. This could cause recession, which means that many people could lose their job.
When people have no jobs, and the prices of food and energies rise, people fight back. Allegedly, that is exactly what is happening now. Some people on the social networks commented on the movement, supported it and said that “the revolution has began”. Many others are allegedly calling for “civil unrest“.
Meanwhile, the government is asking people not to join the movement. They are asking people to pay their bills. Allegedly, if people do not pay their bills, they will make things worse for all other people and the prices will rise even more because of that.
However, it is expected that over 6 million UK households will have problems to pay their energy bills this winter, and millions of other people are feeling the financial stress because of the inflation.
If people cannot pay, people do not pay. If the people in UK will have problems to buy food and pay their bills, it is possible that there will be some of those civil unrests this coming winter after all.
electricity bills – účty za elektrinu
movement /ˈmuːvmənt/ – tu: hnutie
on top of that – navyše
interest rates /ˈɪntrəst reɪts/ – úrokové sadzby
civil unrest /ˈsɪvl ʌnˈrest/ – občianske nepokoje
after all – nakoniec