On 13 February 2013 SPAG members took to the toasty Royal
Festival Hall on London’s Southbank, in protest against fuel poverty
to make clear the injustice of pensioners being forced out of their own
homes by the cold.

The reaction of Festival Hall security had to be seen to be believed:
the police were called within minutes and a group of
pensioners – sitting down with hot cups of tea and talking about how
they’re surviving rocketing bills – were threatened with arrest.

Having been forced outside we donned emergency blankets to keep warm with the EDF-sponsored London Eye in view.

Meeting on Fuel Poverty Action 21 November 2012

With the NPC at the Protest and Lobby of Parliament Wednesday 31 October 2012

SPAG has been in existence for more than twenty years, campaigning for better pensions and care for older people.  It has never been as important as it is today.

We are facing cuts in the basic welfare services which we have taken for
granted since the 1940s.  Major financial and political institutions
are in agreement that government cuts, which have been passed on to
local authorities, will have the worst effects on the poorest sections
of society. Millions of pensioners live in poverty and they will bear
the brunt of government measures.  Nobody believes the Government’s
cynical assurances that “we are all in it together”.  

It is important to bring more and more Southwark Pensioners together so we can join with other campaigning groups, old and young, to fight these measures and improve the lot of ordinary people.

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