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Well, that's alright then...

  A while back Rishi Sunak (our Prime Minister) laid five foundations for a better Britain. One of which was:  "We will halve inflation this year to ease the cost of living and give people financial security."  The massive hike in energy prices last year will fall out of the inflation measures later this year. Lower energy costs will see to that, and he was advised that to claim his Gov't would halve inflation was therefore sound. Except it doesn't, even on the wider rpi/cpi measure, look like that'll happen.  Inflation is proving to be, like this Government, difficult to shift.  Even if he delivered on that, two facts are obvious to every consumer. First what you pay now is much, much more than you paid last year.  Those increases are locked in - reducing inflation doesn't reduce those increases and costs.  Second, where inflation hurts is in the increases you can't dodge - grocery shopping where prices have increased by 19% in the last year. Some people

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