Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Open letter to the Governer and the Chancellor
I don't recognise the economy you describe, even though I am supposed to live in it. You could be referring to economic conditions on Mars, not the financial pressures facing our family. The thrust of your letters appears to be that salaries and wages must, under no circumstances, rise to compensate for the squeeze in living standards precipitated by the recent jumps in fuel, power and food prices. Mr King is implying that families like mine should grin and bear a fall in our living standards. Our main outgoings - food, energy and petrol - have gone up by much more than the 3.3% figure.