These Days In The UK, We are All Broke

Adebayo Adeniran
4 min readSep 13, 2022

And there is no respite in sight…

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It is the 13th of September 2022.

It is that time of the year, when we haven’t begun wearing four layers of clothing and the leaves haven’t started falling from the trees at an alarming rate.

But in a way, it’s almost like being in purgatory.

Hadn’t I attended a catholic church funded school, I might have not learned about what it is to be in purgatory:

is, according to the belief of some Christian denominations (mostly Catholic), an intermediate state after physical death for expiatory purification.[2 The process of purgatory is the final purification of the elect, which is entirely different from the punishment of the damned.[3] Tradition, by reference to certain texts of scripture, sees the process as involving a cleansing fire. Some forms of Western Christianity, particularly within Protestantism, deny its existence. Other strands of Western Christianity see purgatory[4] as a place, perhaps filled with fire. Some concepts of Gehenna in Judaism resemble those of purgatory

And it’s no exaggeration to state that millions of Brits today are in purgatory.

In anticipation of what’s about to come.

As summer winds down and the autumnal breeze sets in, there’s a few things on our minds: the energy bills, food costs and our ever stagnating wages.

Owing to Brexit and the Ukrainian war, what the average Brit will pay to ensure that the house is reasonably warm during the winter months will rise arbitrarily.

Even with the breaking news of the price freeze of energy bills to £2,500 for every household in the country, there is absolutely no respite for the vast majority.

Why?

This price freeze is being paid for by us and generations yet unborn.

Our grand children will be saddled with debt that they know absolutely nothing about, due to the fact that the new government has chosen to borrow to pay for the price freeze as opposed to imposing a fuel tax on the likes of BP, who are making a phenomenal killing since the war began in February.

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Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible