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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7311784.stm

The Conservative Party has said that people in Britain are suffering price rises far in excess of the official rate of inflation.

Tory leader David Cameron said the prices of staples such as bread, butter and eggs had increased by 28-37% since Gordon Brown became prime minister.

The government responded that overall inflation and interest rates were low.

Labour said the Tories knew no way of insulating Britain from external pressures on fuel and food prices.

Local elections

The Tories' challenge over inflation came as all parties gear up to launch their campaigns for local elections in May.

David Cameron said that during Gordon Brown's tenure, the price of butter had risen by 37%, eggs by 34% and bread by 28%.

The official Consumer Prices Index rated inflation in February 2008 at 2.5%.

Mr Cameron said petrol had gone up by 8%, and electricity and gas prices by 10%.

'Out of touch'

The Tory leader said the government had compounded the pressure on families by increasing taxes in the Budget.

"Labour now seem so out of touch with the lives of working people that they keep on making things worse, with an extra £110 of taxes a year in the Budget for the average family", he said.

"Why are Labour kicking families when they're down? Why won't they understand that life is getting really tough for people?"

'Global squeeze'

David Cameron said the UK now had the highest interest rates in the developed world, making mortgages, student loans and business credit more expensive.

Yvette Cooper, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, rejected his criticisms.

She said: "With increases in world fuel prices and a global credit squeeze, the most important thing for families is economic stability here at home to keep overall inflation and interest rates low and employment high - something the Conservatives still fail to understand."

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Guest anorthosite
He needs to forget about butter, bread and cheese, and start mentioning the huge bubble that exists in house prices and what he plans to do about it.

Sit back, do nothing, watch it crash like the Hindenburg?

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Guest vicmac64

Cameron belongs to the same exclusive secretive club!

Work it out - Labour, Conservative, Liberal ................... yip they are all the same sows pigletts!

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Sit back, do nothing, watch it crash like the Hindenburg?

...My god

It's burst into flames

I can hear the screaming, screaming

Everyone's doomed to die.

Sweet Jesus folks!

It's a terrible sight,

The announcer starts to cry.

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Cameron chasing the band wagon down the street ;)

Yep, i agree, but at least it is making mainstream now, sick of rising costs, yet falling stats, a disgrace!

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Have to agree, that avatar, jeeez, kind of scary, whats the story with it, puts the willies up me? :lol:

seconded - it plays with the hemispheres of my brain. one poster on here at least has changed gender preference already

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And one of the most noticeable aspects of his little tirade is that he doesn't mention poperty prices, which have experienced the highest inflation of all in the last 10 years (about 300%). Has there been more inflation in anything else?

I'm seriously thinking of voting Lib Dem, because Vicne Cable is one of the few politicians to understand this sham.

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Guest Charlie The Tramp
Cameron chasing the band wagon down the street ;)

Riding his bicycle the wrong way down one way streets and jumping red lights.

How on earth can you trust this man. :rolleyes:

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Riding his bicycle the wrong way down one way streets and jumping red lights.

How on earth can you trust this man. :rolleyes:

I hope the limo with his shoes didn't follow him :P

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Yvette Cooper, Chief C*ck sucker to the Cabinet, couldn't reply because her mouth was full.

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Cameron chasing the band wagon down the street ;)

No. He's just playing sensible politics. Vince Cable's astute analysis of the economy hasn't done the Lib Dems any favours in the polls. The Conservatives strategy is for the most part, to keep on the sidelines.

As a senior Conservative said recently "Theres a fight developing between the people and Gordon Brown on the economy. Why put the Conservatives in the middle of it?"

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