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Saturday Morning Rant…Energy Poverty

The story that seems to have captured most people’s attention this week has to do with the alleged forgiveness of student loans. But that’s not the topic of today’s Saturday morning rant.

We’ll cover the student loan scam in the Sunday Funnies.

But what’s flying under the radar is how energy poverty is dooming millions.

And it’s estimated that 20 Million US homes are behind on their power/utility bills.

If you think it’s bad now, wait until winter.

With that in mind we’ll defer this rant to “Nosey Parker” who points out that 70% of British pubs * may not survive winter as power costs skyrocket.

(* Note) There are more than 46,000 pubs across the UK in 2021, according to British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA). About half of them being independents.

And one pub owner told The Guardian the utility company had quoted them a 600% increase in power costs versus their current contract.

Energy Poverty is Here

So, with that background in mind, take it away, Nosey.

It’s all by design….

How many strikes, uprisings, protests, rebellions were planned in an English pub?…… All of them.

They don’t want people socialising and talking freely.

It’s really heart breaking to see pubs close as our culture is replaced. This power business may be the death blow. 

I know of about 20 pubs in my local area that have closed already since the 90s. The ones still open are the only place some of the old folk have to go…

100% of the corporate pubs are salivating at the thought of the independents closing and prime locations being sold in bankruptcy auctions.

It’s not really about beer, it’s about a way of life.


Just wait until they realize that the only thing worse than a drunk Brit is a sober Brit.  And if the Brits can’t drink…then God save the queen!

Thank you, Nosey for that refreshing rant.

So, with the pubs closed and booze too expensive, maybe the Brits will sober up and realize Ukraine isn’t worth crashing their economy.  

As of next month, a warm house with Wi-Fi will be luxury.

Ironically (or NOT) if the increasing energy poverty does destroy the British pub industry, then it’s going to be hard for pub goers to find warm beer in the UK.

To that we might add, a cold pub could be better.


It makes you drink more and you can handle it better.

As always, if you – our Dear Readers – have a rant you’d like to share then send it to us.

You never know whose life will be affected by it.

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James Vincent
The Reverend of Finance
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