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UK inflation 0.3% in January on cheaper petrol and food prices

Friday, February 20th 2015 - 05:05 UTC
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The rate of UK Consumer Prices Index inflation fell to 0.3% in January, its lowest level since records began. Cheaper petrol and lower food prices, helped by a supermarket price war, cut the rate from 0.5% in December, Office for National Statistics figures show. Read full article


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  • CaptainSilver

    0.3%inflation? In other words one hundredth of the rate in Argenchina! Perhaps those RG genii Pauly or Toby would like to explain that?
    Worse off? Yes, we are a bit worse off on average by £1600 for working people, but looking at that in the context of an average annual income of £25,000 (334,000 Pesos or $37500) thats not a huge problem which will be made up by wage rises in a couple of years.

    Feb 20th, 2015 - 10:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    1 captain
    what do you need to be explained?
    argentina's economy is managed by a brainless, useless guy who has never worked in his whole fucking life before this govt took charge.
    his records are being one of the managers of aerolineas argentinas which loses 2 million dollars per day.
    add to that the group of imbeciles around him (costa, vanoli, etc)
    and it is not only inflation but “estanflación”.
    now, what the fuck do you not understand?

    anyway, it is weird that the uk has cheaper food prices while the number of food banks users has increased 51%.

    or that +/- 1 million brits have to receive emergency food supplies.

    stop reading this shitty newspaper.

    Feb 20th, 2015 - 12:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @2. Can't disagree with you about
    'argentina's economy is managed by a brainless, useless guy who has never worked in his whole fucking life before this govt took charge.
    his records are being one of the managers of aerolineas argentinas which loses 2 million dollars per day.
    add to that the group of imbeciles around him (costa, vanoli, etc)
    and it is not only inflation but “estanflación”.

    Of course, the number of food bank users has only increased by 38%.

    The explanation is quite simple. There is, unfortunately, a percentage of immigrants to the UK who have a sense of 'entitlement'. They are much like argies. They arrived in the UK expecting to be freely given housing, health care, education, welfare benefits without paying for anything. But Britain already has a percentage of skiving scroungers. They're called the scotch. For example, 50% of the population of Glasgow is on benefits. There's also an education problem as they don't understand W-O-R-K. Another similarity with argies. Humans being what they are, it would be ridiculous to think that skivers and scroungers wouldn't take every advantage to obtain 'freebies'. Look at argieland. All you have to do is vote the way you're told and you can get free food.

    You don't know much about humans do you, Pablo? Perhaps if you were one!

    Feb 20th, 2015 - 01:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    argentinians living in the uk?
    there is a small group of football, polo and rugby players plus a bunch of clueless guys who couldn't find a better place.
    as you probably know, despite the fact that you have never left pork stanley in your puta life, england is one of the worst places to live, even worse than the islets.

    worst climate, worst food, ugly and fatty people, no wine, contamination, racial problems and imbeciles like you, make the uk a hell on earth.

    that´s why millions of britardeds live in france, spain, italy, argentina and the list goes on.

    as a small sample there are +/- 250.000 britontos living here.

    got it?

    Feb 20th, 2015 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @4. How do you get to be such a thicko?

    I didn't mention argies living in the UK. WE try not to let scum in.

    But you're quite right on one thing. I've never left Port Stanley in my life. Mostly because I've never been there.

    England is, of course, the cradle of civilisation. English people founded Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. Now English people spread out around the world. The language is first. 335 million people have English as their native language. Another 422 million have it as their second language. Gibberish (spanish) doesn't even get close. But the English are starting to spread out again. France, spain, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, United States, Canada. Yes, there are even desperate, poor ones that go to argieland. Oops, nearly forgot the Falkland Islands. The seeds of the next English Empire. How does the song go? ♫ If I ruled the world, ..... ♫

    How nice that we're so much richer than you. As of 2013, the UK stands 10th by GDP(PPP). Argieland used to stand at 23. When it had an economy.

    Feb 20th, 2015 - 03:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Actually British people founded MODERN Australia.

    More than half were Irish, Scottish or Welsh.

    Feb 20th, 2015 - 05:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    nabos conqueror and skip
    englanders also “founded” botswana, lesotho, nigeria, gambia, sambia, zimbabwe, uganda, tanganyka and the list goes on and on.
    ALL of them failed states.
    the poorest nations in the world.
    and they are crap because of the english.

    so australia is the exception of the rule.
    luckily that thing called “informal british empire” that they tried to establish here was a total failure.

    Feb 20th, 2015 - 06:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Inflation .mmmm

    Dragon ‘humbled’ as she pays her respects to the lost destroyers of 1982
    Sailors from HMS Dragon paid homage to their forebears by laying wreaths at the isolated monuments to HMS Sheffield and Coventry.
    Another reason you will never get the British Falklands..
    £850m orders placed for equipment for Navy’s next-generation frigates
    Whitehall today placed orders with BAE Systems to press ahead with the Type 26 programme – the ships which will begin taking the place of the current Duke-class frigates as workhorses of the Fleet early next decade.
    some great new pictures……
    Investing in the Royal Navy – Philip Dunne MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology
    This afternoon the Prime Minister announced a £859 million investment in the Type 26 Global Combat Ship, the Royal Navy’s next generation frigate.
    It has been designed to replace the trusty Type 23s, the nation’s safeguard and protector against submarine attack – and much more – since the early 1990s.
    Interesting reading, one of the links will take you there.
    The Defence Debate – why the UK needs to change the subject
    An American view, a very nice picture.

    Feb 20th, 2015 - 08:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Pauly, as Conquerer has observed a large proprtion of those that use British foodbanks dont really need them, its just that they are there. Just so you know I live in one of the nicest areas in one of the nicest countries in the world, England. I have visited more than 40 countries in the world. I have been to Argenchina, the Falkand Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica as well as Chile, Ecuador, Costa Rica and later this year I will travel from South to North of Peru, thats after visiting Australia and New Zealand next month and NYC and Boston in June. So, dont try to imply that I am as ignorant of other places as you obviously are. Brits are inveterant travellers, we love it. Mercopress does a great job of shining a spotlight on Argenchina. After all its mostly assembling news printed elsewhere so its an excellent place to keep tabs on an agressive pariah state and hear from some entertaining idiots like you and Toby and take the piss out of you.

    Feb 20th, 2015 - 10:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    i strongly, strongly doubt that you have ever left the islets.
    but lets suppose that you have been to england once or twice, what part of england is sooo wonderful for you?
    putting apart london, the rest of the big cities are like industrial centers, not the best places to visit, ehhh?

    now lets see the beaches...they are a joke, horripilantes.
    as a little sample, try visiting blackpool...yuck

    mountains....what the fuck is that?
    glaciers, ski resorts, waterfalls: LOL. all they have are ice cubes, skating rings and toilets.

    not to talk about the weather.

    the only british city that is gorgeous is edinburgh, well the whole scotland is very beautiful, but of course you have never been there.

    Feb 21st, 2015 - 12:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Oh Paul. You are so cute to keep parading your inadequate education around. The joys of being from a former Spanish colony.

    Please don't ever leave.


    “englanders also “founded” botswana, lesotho, nigeria, gambia, sambia, zimbabwe, uganda, tanganyka and the list goes on and on.
    ALL of them failed states.
    the poorest nations in the world.
    and they are crap because of the english”

    That's because BRITAIN was just more successful than SPAIN. When you have a larger sample it is easier to highlight deficiencies.

    Colonies that are now countries:
    Formerly British: 58
    Formerly Spanish: 21

    Nearly three times the sample, so let's rank some....

    10 richest and most successful former colonies in no particular order:
    USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Singapore, UAE, Qatar, Hong Kong, Israel

    Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Philippines, Argentina, Venezuela, Peru, Uruguay, Panama, Ecuador.

    We would quickly run out of comparisons. But if you look at the living standards of the top 10 there is no comparison. All the Spanish top 10 are still considered poor and corrupt. Not a single one is considered developed but only developing. Indeed we pretty much hit third-world in the first 10.

    I don't even have to compare the WORST former Spanish colonies..... that's their BEST!

    Need a better comparison? 6 of the highest countries by GDP per capita were British. Half of the top 20 were!

    The first former Spanish colony doesn't appear until THIRTY ONE! The next one? FIFTY THREE!

    I don't have to scrape the bottom of the Spanish Empire's barrel. I start at the top and it already looks bad.

    The best former Spanish colonies aren't even in the same league as the best British.

    The legacy of the Spanish Empire shines through in both your living standards and your education.

    You could escape! There's an Argentinean that serves me pizza at uni!

    Feb 21st, 2015 - 05:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    You are talking rubbish. There are beautiful places in England.
    Northumberland coast from Amble north, the Forest of Dean and the Wye valley, Shropshire, the Peak District, the Lake district, Suffolk, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. You are talking about a crowded country which started the Industrial revolution while Spain was a poor agricultural land. Of course there are ugly areas in the country still trying to recover from de-industrialisation but what it has in spades, is a vibrant culture and history which brings in the visitors. I can't really think of any Argentine history worth mentioning.
    Of course, Spain is also a beautiful country in parts with an equal culture and history.
    Yes, Scotland is a beautiful country as I can attest, having driven from Doune, through Kippen, Fintry over the Campsie hills with a clear blue sky and the hills covered in snow, BUT there are also areas which are not so pretty.

    Feb 21st, 2015 - 07:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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