PAY & RELAX
Well-off MPs might be able to cope with a 3% fall in real wages, but for households already struggling to make ends meet this is catastrophic, make no mistake.
Even more worryingly, the fastest drop in wages since 1977 is unlikely to be the bottom of the murky economic tide we are all in.
It’s worth remembering that the UK is far from unique when battling headwinds – inflation is at comparable levels across Europe and the US and at a staggering 71 per cent in Argentina – but it is little consolation for those already suffering here.
The annual food supply has risen by £533 from last year and yet the nation will be forced to wait a few more weeks for a new prime minister to take office.
Now that Labor has finally cobbled together policy on energy bills, however flawed, the Tory leadership vacuum in No 10 will be felt more and more with each passing day.
The UK is simply not able to take in 100,000 asylum seekers, a milestone the government forecasts will be reached next year.
That’s bad news for taxpayers, who are spending £4.7million a day to keep almost half of asylum seekers in hotels.
The numbers are compounded by migrants making dangerous crossings from France in tugboats – many not fleeing war or persecution but economic migrants from places like Albania.
And yet people who really deserve to come here, such as Afghan translators who have worked alongside our troops in dangerous conditions, are being left in the clutches of the Taliban.
The Home Office’s response is to order councils to take asylum seekers out of hotels and house them in houses.
Haven’t those Einsteins heard that the country has a chronic housing shortage, not to mention the added pressure on already groaning public services?
It’s about time we rebranded it to “lights-go-on-but-no-one-home-office.”
A TRUE IDOL
NOT many people would have tipped Darius Campbell Danesh to succeed after he introduced himself to the nation with a pathetic cover of Britney Spears in 2001 on reality TV show Popstars.
But while others might have let themselves be defined by such ridicule, the Scot tapped into his natural talent and reinvented himself at Pop Idol the following year, winning over skeptics.
After scoring a No.1 single, he built a credible career as a dashing and handsome leading man in the West End.
His untimely death at just 41 is a tragedy for his family and fans.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6014071/brits-crippled-inflation-tories-solution/ Brits are paralyzed by inflation – Tories must propose a solution NOW