Brexit is making cost of living crisis worse, new study claims
EU withdrawal fuelling higher import costs and costing British workers nearly £500 a year, says Resolution Foundation https://tinyurl.com/yc2byx8a
KTS writes from Derby
It’s hard to believe that half of the country didn’t believe this would happen - Vote Stay scaremongering?
The [slightly] greater half that didn’t really have a mortgage to worry about, or young children or student loans to pay off - so that’s ok then? … we will all be ‘British’ and tough it out [now that most over 50s who voted are sitting pretty mortgage-free - extra food costs due to record inflation? Nah, it’ll just mean one less holiday out of half a dozen taken each year].
Oh, and now the Tories are trying to get rid of EU Human Rights Laws so that they can literally do want they want by sending illegal immigrants to Rwanda [the modern equivalent of Botany Bay - except this time you don’t have to be a criminal - just someone looking for asylum and help for a better life and protection from harm].
So what else does Brexit offer?
Apparently food banks are running out of food because people have less income to donate to the needy as people tighten their belts. So, what now? Self-perpetuating cycle of decline. Social immobility; and social unrest; strikes (already started) and a return to ‘them and us’ (the haves and have-nots)?
Each time I drive to work and see the long queue at the food bank, or the same man near to Ozzy Road church always wearing the same mid-blue skiing trousers - each time getting tattier and more shredded, obviously in need of a good haircut and shower too, I think of how deceitful the Vote Leave campaign was, and how super gullible half of the blinkered population became… and it just makes me feel sad. I can’t change it; I cant even move to live in the EU… they don’t really like us or want arrogant ‘Brits’… can’t say that I blame them either.
So, while the insidious comedy that is todays British politics plays out, please don’t forget that it’s it’s not just your future it’s everyone’s.