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When are people going to wake up about the relity of the "low inflation" that Gordon has delivered. Will stale Xmas pudding and lies go down as well in 2006? Surely there has to be some point where people wake up and realise what is going on?

http://www.londontravelwatch.org.uk/news.php?id=321

Rail passengers in and around London should be ready for New Year above-inflation fare rises on many routes into the capital, says London TravelWatch, the watchdog for transport users.

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Brian Cooke, Chairman, London TravelWatch said: We are disappointed at the above-inflation fares rises on the national railway, which will come into force from next week. We are unconvinced that the current service represents value for money for passengers, especially on the very crowded commuter and metro lines in the capital."

Amongst the biggest rises are Virgin and GNER. Many fares will rise by more than three times the rate of inflation.

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Now this is what I call inflation

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4567158.stm

Its report found that the price of a loaf of bread rose by 1,157% throughout the year to 44,000 Zimbabwean dollars (55 US cents; 32p). Milk rose 1,718%.

The runaway prices have caused living standards to plummet, especially since unemployment has risen to 80%.

The Zimbabwean government's own figures put the inflation rate at 502%

Also Shell in trouble for burning off gas in Africa after they've been told not to - major greenhouse gas cause there...

but at the same time..

The head of one of the world's biggest oil giants has said unless carbon dioxide emissions are dealt with he sees "very little hope for the world".

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3814607.stm

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Just makes flats in central london more desirable ...with a couple paying 3K each to commute into london better off putting it toward a mortgage on a place in town. Commuters are a capitve audience and have got shafted each year by the rail firms since I moved to this country

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