UK Daily Mail
Monday, July 14, 2008
Families are being hit by a real rate of inflation as high as 10%, Sir John Major has claimed.
In a rare intervention in domestic politics, the former Tory prime minister and chancellor said the Government’s official inflation measure, the Consumer Price Index, could not be trusted.
He attacked Labour for taking housing costs and council tax out of inflation calculations. It made the CPI, on 3.3% in May, ‘extremely misleading’.
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Sir John told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: ‘If you look at what’s happening to food, to heating, to the expenditures most people cannot avoid, inflation is probably between 8 and 10%.’
This article was posted: Monday, July 14, 2008 at 4:50 am