Boris Johnson says people should buy a new kettle to save money on their yearly electricity bill

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Boris Johnson has advised people to spend £20 on a new kettle to save £10 on their yearly electricity bill, prompting ridicule from some social media users.

Speaking in Suffolk, the outgoing prime minister said: “If you have an old kettle that takes ages to boil, it may cost you £20 to replace it. But if you get a new one you will save £10 a year every year on your electricity bill.”

“Is he seriously out of touch, or is it that he just doesn’t care, or both?” Labour shadow business minister Bill Esterson said.

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