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Forget The Rising Bills, We've Never Had It So Good

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http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtm.../nflation25.xml

Forget the rising bills, we've never had it so good

By David Derbyshire, Consumer Affairs Editor

(Filed: 25/02/2006)

If you choose to believe the official statistics, we have never had it so good: incomes are rising, inflation is low and the British economy is enjoying its ninth year of Labour-induced stability and prosperity.

Yet the experience of millions of people tells a different story - one of record debt, spiralling household bills and a nagging feeling that the good times are over

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"It's the fact that there's a belief at some level that we can't carry on raising debt levels, and the concern that house prices are not sustainable."

It seems lately that out of all the newspapers only the 'Torygraph' is talking sense! Who would have thought it!?

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Despite irrefutable evidence of a rising number of unsold properties on the market and deep discounting by builders the VIs still roll out "up up and away" claims each month. Hometrack being the latest to claim the economy is in fine shape and people have enough money to pay ever rising mortages.

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Did the survey include workers who work for private business, or just public service workers who form the majority of high earners today, and obviously have had a substantial raise in living standards ?.

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Ah, the "never had it so good" argument.

1957: Britons 'have never had it so good'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/s...000/3728225.stm

This sounds familiar as well. "Mr Macmillan painted a rosy picture of Britain's economy while urging wage restraint and warning inflation was the country's most important problem of the post-war era."

According to the ODPM, 1957 Average House price was £2330.00.

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Whenever the Telegraph does a glory peice on Blair/Labour something bad always happens, they did a similar piece praising Blair's wonderful Churchillian state of the union speech the day before Dr Kelly died, they also did a nice piece and then the pictures of Abu Grahib were released, there was also positive editorials following the Olympic bid... published the same day as the London Bombings.

It's a sign the opposition has become complacent, they're caught up in the bread and cirus act and don't bother keeping their eye on the ball.

This article doesn't exactly dig very deep, I doubt may pensioners turning their heating off dash down to Starbucks everyday, the "peculiar nature of British inflation" is not peculiar at all, the figures are remorselessly fiddled, and what's the point of now being able to afford 10 DVD players every week if you can't afford modest housing? It seems the Telegraph is mainly read by aristos that don't give a flying flamenco anyway.

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The problem with the £10:00 DVD player is that you pay 10 quid at the point of sale, then 1,500 quid each month in deductions from your paypacket to pay for the loss of British Jobs, and the Trade Deficit.

I would far rather pay 300 quid for a DVD player that is a once in 10yr purchase provided it is labelled with a Fcking great Union Jack and marked with the text "Made in Britain"

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The problem with the £10:00 DVD player is that you pay 10 quid at the point of sale, then 1,500 quid each month in deductions from your paypacket to pay for the loss of British Jobs, and the Trade Deficit.

I would far rather pay 300 quid for a DVD player that is a once in 10yr purchase provided it is labelled with a Fcking great Union Jack and marked with the text "Made in Britain"

Yes true what you say but you face being locked up as a racist for the rest of your life for your comments as Blair has lots of interests in India and other places

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