On 15 January I blogged that my local MP's expense allowance was increasing by about 10% per annum whereby the PM had told Andrew Marr on live Sunday television that the inflation rate was just 2per cent. Today the soaring cost of living has been announced and it is very much in line with what my wife tells me week after week!
Butter up 37%, Eggs 34%, Bread 28% Flour 22%, Milk 17%, Gas and Fuel 10% and Petrol 8%. In addition Council Tax bills are also rocketing so where does Gordon Brown get his 2% from? Once again he is refusing to face the truth and once again the people who suffer most from his failures are the vulnerable pensioners.
How the elderly on a basic pension manage I do not know. I eagerly await the next inflation rate announcement just to see what they think they can get away with this time. One thing we do know is that it won't be accurate!