The government’s austerity programme really begins to hit the poorest in society next week as benefits cuts make the poorest even poorer. This could be the last Easter that some kids will get Easter eggs.
29, March 2013 | Categories: culture, economics, Finance, Finance Friday, Money | Tags: austerity, Boris Johnson, Bullingdon Boys, Edwardian values, Rachel Johnson, social slavery, upper classes | 1 Comment
The reason for todays picture is I’m thinking about transport. When the government in the UK does quantitative easing (printing money) commodity prices like oil go up. Oil is used for transport and gas is used for heating and making electricity; so all our basic costs go up. Prices on the stock markets have been taking a battering in the past few weeks and the Eurozone crisis has deepened; we just have to be thrifty and frugal and try to weather the storm. (more…)
17, May 2012 | Categories: Thrifty Thursday | Tags: austerity, chicken, economics, Eurozone, finance, food, inflation, investments, rising prices, Thrifty, UK | 11 Comments