The price of fun is on the rise
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.
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?