The price of fun is on the rise

3 April 2013

Apart from the fact that we live under a government that seems hell bent on destroying the poor and vulnerable, you might be wondering why your wallet is full of moths and you’re staggering from one pay packet to the next like a drunk near some bins.

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It could be because last month was the first time in a long time (15 months in fact) that non-food items went up in price. The 0.2% price increase might seem piffling on paper, but there have also been less promotions this year, so less chance to snap up bargains on the high street on stuff like electrical products, beauty and clothing - or indeed anything that might cheer us up.

This is because demand has increased, according to the British Retail Consortium, which leads retailers to up prices. So with inflation on food still at 3.5% and less discounts in the shops, the British consumer is once more squeezed tighter than Eric Pickles into a pair of New Look jeggings.

Uhhhhhh. Can we just fast forward this dismal part of history and go straight to jet packs and living in space?

9 comments

  • jim
    they need to legalise drugs so that we dont care what they do to us anymore....
  • Archie
    If the writer spent all the energy that is put towards negative thoughts into something productive he would have more income. Easier to just whine though.
  • Grammar N.
    "Less promotions"? Don't you mean "fewer promotions", Mof? I mean Lucy.
  • andy y.
    You can't buy "beauty" in a shop.nomatter what the no offence lady tells you.
  • chewbacca
    "The price of fun is on the rise" No, it's not. BW is free, therefore laughing at all the fucking morons on here is also. You utter, total, complete fucking morons.
  • chewbacca
    @Archie How many guys do you know called Lucy? The ones down the docks don't count, by the way.
  • Strawbear
    Actually "so less chance to snap up bargains on the high street on stuff like electrical products, beauty and clothing – or indeed anything that might cheer us up." is incredibly depressing. Is happiness really about buying crappy stuff from the highstreet or amazon? Poor bastards.
  • zeddy
    @Strawbear: utter, total, complete fucking morons according to Billy no mates.
  • shiftynifty
    Fun fun fun....is not sitting in a box....watching a box...playing games on a box....just get a life, so much better

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