Report this comment
  • "
    Villagecranberry wrote:
    adorable wrote:
    Outside of the Box wrote:
    Fags going up, Alcohol going up, Fuel going Food going up, the only coming down is our underwear so George Osborne can shaft us all.
    Pity State Pensions aren't going up in line with the price of food.
    Food is cheaper now than it ever was, go to Waitose in the evening, you can by a fresh chicken for about three pound and they are always reducing goods. Must be absolute bargain shopping in Lidl and Tesco when they reduce items. You can buy fresh veg and fruit at Bakers Arms for £1 a bowl, everything is cheap except the rubbish take away shops charging £15.99 for an unhealthy pizza or bucket greasy chicken when you could feed a family for days if you learnt how to cook. Ilford High Street has shops where you can buy 2 kilo of various pulses for £1.99, sack rice for a fiver, sack of onions two quid, sack spuds £3.99, pitta bread 5 packs for a pound! You just have to look instead of ordering from those glossy leaflets shoved through your door to get food by a gas guzzling smoking moped delivery rider.

    Eat healthy stay healthy and be less of a burden on the NHS.
    Amazingly, the % of income the average household spends on food is 3 times less than it was in 1960. Now it isn't even the major item of expenditure. This is from the Guardian in December 2013:

    ....."The average British household spends £489 each week according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) - £7.70 less than they did a year ago.
    The numbers, taken from a survey of over 5,000 households also show how that money is being spent. The largest single area of spending is housing, fuel and power (£68 per week), followed by transport (£64.10)."........

    After this come Recreation & Culture £61.50 and THEN food and non alcoholic drink at £56.80. So on average we spend more on leisure than we do feeding ourselves!"
  • This field is mandatory
  • This field is mandatory
  • Please note we will not accept reports with HTML tags or URLs in them.


  • Enter the above word in the box below

Comments (222)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree