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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7362676.stm

    High food costs have added £15 to a weekly supermarket shop for a family of four in the UK, new research suggests.

    Comparison website MySupermarket.co.uk says a basket of 24 staple items including tea bags, milk and eggs costs 15% more than it did 12 months ago.


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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7360664.stm

    From 1 April, Scottish and Southern Energy customers have been paying, on average, 14.2% more for their electricity and 15.8% more for gas.

    In early January, Npower put prices up for its electricity customers by 12.7%, while its gas price rose by 17.2%. EDF put up electricity tariffs by 7.9% and gas prices by 12.9%. British Gas increased gas and electricity prices by 15%.

    Scottish Power increased gas bills by 15% and electricity bills by 14%, and E.On put up gas bills by 15% and electricity tariffs by 9.7%.



    Thank goodness government inflation has only risen to 2.5%
    Three-and-a-half years, two extensions, seven defections, 21 deselections, three prime ministers, countless amendments, two prorogations, one Supreme Court judgement, 66 million Brits losing the will to live and were still at square one...

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    The average family of four now spends £115 a week on groceries You don't get many bottles of champagne for that!

    Seriously, you don't seem to be able to get a bottle of Veuve Cliquot for under £30 these days. It is not funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7362676.stm

    High food costs have added £15 to a weekly supermarket shop for a family of four in the UK, new research suggests.

    Comparison website MySupermarket.co.uk says a basket of 24 staple items including tea bags, milk and eggs costs 15% more than it did 12 months ago.


    AND

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7360664.stm

    From 1 April, Scottish and Southern Energy customers have been paying, on average, 14.2% more for their electricity and 15.8% more for gas.

    In early January, Npower put prices up for its electricity customers by 12.7%, while its gas price rose by 17.2%. EDF put up electricity tariffs by 7.9% and gas prices by 12.9%. British Gas increased gas and electricity prices by 15%.

    Scottish Power increased gas bills by 15% and electricity bills by 14%, and E.On put up gas bills by 15% and electricity tariffs by 9.7%.



    Thank goodness government inflation has only risen to 2.5%
    Slow news day huh?

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    I see it as a great way of enforcing diets on the obese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    Seriously, you don't seem to be able to get a bottle of Veuve Cliquot for under £30 these days. It is not funny.
    It's around £35 wherever I've seen it - the country has gone to the dogs.

    PS - let me know where you've seen it for £30

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
    It's around £35 wherever I've seen it - the country has gone to the dogs.

    PS - let me know where you've seen it for £30
    But the good news is that when I buy bike parts from the UK or USA they are really really cheap! A quality titanium frame, delivered, for less than 10.000 Dkr, now that is good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
    It's around £35 wherever I've seen it - the country has gone to the dogs.

    PS - let me know where you've seen it for £30
    My local Waitrose has it for £30.16.

    That is for the NV stuff, not the vintage

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7362676.stm

    High food costs have added £15 to a weekly supermarket shop for a family of four in the UK, new research suggests.

    Comparison website MySupermarket.co.uk says a basket of 24 staple items including tea bags, milk and eggs costs 15% more than it did 12 months ago.


    AND

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7360664.stm

    From 1 April, Scottish and Southern Energy customers have been paying, on average, 14.2% more for their electricity and 15.8% more for gas.

    In early January, Npower put prices up for its electricity customers by 12.7%, while its gas price rose by 17.2%. EDF put up electricity tariffs by 7.9% and gas prices by 12.9%. British Gas increased gas and electricity prices by 15%.

    Scottish Power increased gas bills by 15% and electricity bills by 14%, and E.On put up gas bills by 15% and electricity tariffs by 9.7%.



    Thank goodness government inflation has only risen to 2.5%
    But luxuries like eating out are getting cheaper - government has skewed the figures to pull the wool over the eyes of the prols.

    On the whole, people get the government they deserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post

    On the whole, people get the government they deserve.
    Zimbabwe?
    Burma?
    North Korea?
    Sudan?
    DRC?
    Belarus?
    Turkmenistan?

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