Some quotes from the BBC article – which no doubt – were repeated throughout the country all day and night yesterday:
“Food sales during the late Easter holiday made a significant contribution to the overall figure, the ONS said.
They were 6.3% higher in April against a year earlier”
And from The Guardian “The ONS said there had been an across-the-board increase in sales last month, with food stores showing their strongest annual growth rates in 12 years. Supermarket price wars are believed to have been a factor in the 6.3% rise in sales in the year to April.”
On what planet do they expect us to believe that rising food sales is the result of discounting and that we’re buying more than 7% more food than last year. (With ‘discounting’ we must be buying more than the 6.3% rise in sales.) And yet most do believe it. #brainwashing
Do you seriously believe we are buying so much more food? No. No. No.
The price of food has gone up. IT HAS NOT BEEN DISCOUNTED. My wife and I are constantly amazed at the prices in Sainsbury and Morrisons, our local superstores. Hence why we love #ALDI. As I say – Tesco Premium goods at Tesco Value prices.
Anyway, the media has lied through its teeth that prices have fallen and we are eating several % more than last year. Sure, there was the Bank Holiday extra purchases but over 6% difference? NO WAY!
It’s not good news. It shows the prices of Needs, not Nices, are rising faster than the official inflation rates. Quelle surprise. Perish the thought politicians and civil servants would ever tell us the truth.
Prices falling in goods we want eg clothes and electronics. Prices rising in goods we need eg energy and food.
Word of the day: #Biflation
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