Monday, March 24, 2008

By jove he’s got it!

Cameron attacks big price rises

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.

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11 thoughts on “By jove he’s got it!

  • He most certainly hasn’t got it, I’m afraid.

    “Cameron also said that the UK had the highest interest rate in the developed world”

    This is a new – and unwelcome – change of direction for the Tories. Next up: “We’re the party who will slash interest rates, save your mortgage and re-energise the housing boom”? Where’s Vince Cable when you need him?

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  • Yvette Cooper; chief Neu Liebor spin meister at the treasury spouted that; “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.”

    Clueless Drone !!!

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  • planning4acrash says:

    But the BBC also said that if wouldn’t commit to changing the measure of inflation.

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  • Planning4acrash says:

    But the BBC also said that he wouldn’t commit to changing the measure of inflation.

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  • It’s almost as if the UK is screaming but the BBC’s hands are tied.

    The BBC really should choose its bedpals a little more carefully. Now they will be hung by a rope of their own making as their paymasters insist that they tow the “low inflation” line.

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  • new user 2007 says:

    Cameron is not saying the CPI basket is made up, which it is. He is saying the price of foodstuffs is rocketing. To be fair to Brown…he does not control the supply and price of eggs. Brown may be incompetent, but Cameron is going a bit too far with that one:)

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  • montesquieu says:

    Have to agree with new user 2007 … Cameron here is acting as just another cynical politician … the price of eggs is driven by partly by the price of feed, and partly by energy costs (heating and transportation) neither of which are exactly Brown’s fault .. indeed the bulk of the problem is down US stupidity over ‘biofuels’ and US arrogance over Iraq/Iran and its long-term forgeign and energy policies which are factored into the oil price, supply issues notwithstanding.

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  • Landofconfusion says:

    > 3. paul said…
    > It’s almost as if the UK is screaming but the BBC’s hands are tied.

    I love the way the Beeb always concentrates on the ‘important’ stories. Real inflation is going though the roof, many families are now struggling and even the Sun & Daily Mail have noticed that things are going pear shaped and what story does BBC ‘News’ run? A story about couple who have their dead dogs skinned and made into fur coats!

    Headline stuff.

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  • However, one thing Cameron has failed to address is the decline in Sterling’s value since Brown became PM, which as we all know is due to the BoE increasing ‘liquidity’, ie creating currency out of nowhere and reducing interest rates.

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  • uncle chris says:

    The price of foodstuffs may be beyond Brown’s control, but the CPI figures are very much under his control. As a result, the current round of pay settlements are technically wage cuts in terms of purchasing the essential items we need to survive. I’m surprised the unions have not kicked up more fuss about this. I cannot believe anyone is stoopid enough to believe that CPI actually represents increases the cost of living.

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  • crash bandicoot says:

    David Cameron is hardly going to come out and say that the CPI figures are made up is he. Anyway he probably would like the ability to manipulate statistics himself if he ever gets into power, so he is not going to kick the ONS in the teeth. What he is pointing out here is that the make-believe has drifted too far away from the reality.

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