I have some comments on the above for Mr Brown today. I hope he enjoyed his 3 week paid maternity leave and has also noticed how only MP's receive this. The rest of us mere mortals get one week plus one at £100 per week. Oh the joys of working in parliament!
This past year I have done well and received a handsome payrise of twice the rate of inflation. As such I should be feeling happy but instead I know I am poorer than before with less money left over every month.
A look at the CPI/RPI link above shows why. There is no mention of council tax or mortgage interest; yet these make up 35% of my monthly spend and pleaseshow me anyone who spends less than 25% on rent and council taxes and I will show you a millionaire!
Also household bills and telecoms make up 6% of the list. Yet I spend 20% on these a month, in particular I have seen gas and electric bills increase by 50% this year. This is a huge discrepancy; again where are all the people in the country who don't face these bills? Surely the under-20's and income-support army are not the vast majority in the country?
When I roughly factored in these changes my rate of inlfation comes out at 12%. And there is worse to come. For this year Mr. Brown has hugely increased the M4 money supply which will mean more inflation - more money in the system an it will lose its relativw value.
So overall we ar ein dark economic days which is not the spin coming from the treasury. I have thought about this and there are two obvious reasons, both of which the Tories should focus on in the next couple of months:
1 - The government is bending all the rules to demonstrate its economic credentials - yet these cheats can be exposed.
2 - The government needs an artificially low level of inflation to keep down pay settlements to allow for greater money supply to feed its vast spending projects at low interest rates; in effect a double tax on all of us earners hwo are suffering from higher inflation and lower wages at the same time.
I hope the opposition will take up this chalice
Tuesday, 29 August 2006
Wednesday, 23 August 2006
Today I wanted to briefly air my thoughts on immigration and employment in the UK today. The MSM have been reporting for the last few days on the large numbers of immigrants that the UK has accpeted since 1997.
Thursday, 17 August 2006
I wanted to add my piece today on an issue affecting organisations at the moment.
Wednesday, 16 August 2006