Tuesday, May 6, 2008
MPs See Through Official Inflation Figures Fiddling
When it comes to awarding their own pay rises, it seems that MPs aren't fooled at all by the government's official CPI based "fiddle it to make it seem low at all costs" inflation figure. Many of them obviously do their own shopping, and have witnessed the same tub of margarine rising in price from £0.85 to £1.11 in about 5 months, as I have just done at my lunchtime shop at Tesco. Obviously the police, teachers, nurses, etc are just expected to down-grade to inferior brands of margarine.