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‘Your money is going to Jagger’: Starmer forced to defend Labour plan to freeze energy bills for all [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer was today forced to defend Labour’s plan to freeze energy bills for everyone in Britain this winter – including the richest households.

The Labour leader was challenged as to why wealthy celebrities such as Mick Jagger, Alan Sugar, Richard Branson or Gary Lineker should benefit from support during the cost-of-living crisis.

Under his plans, Sir Keir wants the energy price cap to be frozen at its current level of £1,971 a year for typical households.

This would stop October’s rise in the energy price cap – when it will increase to put average energy bills at £3,549 a year – as well as prevent a further expected rise in January.

It has been forecast that average energy bills could be more than £4,200 a year from the New Year.

Sir Keir has vowed to fund his £29billion scheme through an expanded windfall tax on the profits of oil and gas …

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