Anonymous
Anonymous asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 5 months ago

Should REMOAMERS review this price index before crowing about the benefits of EU membership?

Update:

Pint of lager

14p

£2.87

1948%

Loaf of bread

11p

£1.30

1082%

Apples, per kg

28p

£2.02

622%

Pint of milk

6p

46p

667%

Sausages, per kg

58p

£4.84

735%

Butter per 250g

13p

£1.42

992%

Carrots, per kg

11p

91p

723%

Sugar, per kg

11p

93p

787%

Coffee, per 100g

28p

£2.67

853%

Dozen eggs

33p

£2.78

743%

Flour, per 1.5kg

15p

£1.19

724%

Diesel, per litre

8p

£1.41

1727%

Average detached house

£16,980

£305,391

1699%

Gold: troy ounce

£34

£1,051

2952%

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago
    Best answer

    It's a fact that inflation prices have gone ballistic since we joined the EU in 1973.

    A gallon of petrol was 35p then, rising to 79p in 1976.

    A three bedroom house £5, 000 rising to £49,000 1976 so those who support the EU are living on cloud 9 divorced from reality.

    • Lv 6
      5 months agoReport

      Once the UK uses the New Markets to buy food Like Australia all foods will drop by at least 30%

      I know i live in Australia and a roast dinner and 5 veggies is only $10.50 AU that is 5 pounds 60P

  • Ludwig
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Tim Martin, owner of Wetherspoons has announced that in the event of a 'no-deal' exit, he will reduce the price of beer!

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    If it makes you happy.

  • Judee
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    Some increases in prices of everything would have happened anyway simply because on regular inflation but being in Europe has definitely been detrimental to us in Britain. I still think that someone will try and pull a fast one to stop us leaving but hope I'm wrong.

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  • Nāga
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Remoaners aren't the smartest bunch, all those numbers and words will just confuse them further.

  • Biff
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    You need to learn about cause and effect. The largest percentage increase has been in the price of gold which is an international price. How has that been affected by EU membership? The second largest increase has been in the cost of houses. How has that been affected by EU membership? In fact you don't know if any of those prices have been affected by EU membership. Only comparing the annual percentage increases in non-EU countries and EU countries before and after they joined would give even a rough idea.

  • 5 months ago

    Your list only demonstrates that even the EU cannot contain inflation. Food has actually gone up much less percentage wise than houses and fuel etc. Milk price is ridiculous low (27p per liter at the farm gate). 30,000 dairy farmers have gone out of business since the 1970s! Wicked brexshit lies again. Even more likely to continue to oppose that madness now.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Prices spiraled once we joined the EU especially fruit and veg which is very poor quality and then the EU forced us to pay ridiculous amounts for light bulbs which are no better than candles. Milk and dairy products have now gone through the roof despite farmers getting EU subsidies, but I put that down to greed by the farmers. It's the government's fault for putting such high taxes on booze and fags.

    • Land-shark
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Greed by the farmers?! They only get 27 pence per litre for it. Less than water.

  • Jack H
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Well, yes, especially the bit covering the cost of fruit n veg. Much of which is imported from the EU. The difficulty non economists have reading this sort of study is that they don't understand the figures. The cost of beer, for instance has nothing to do with the EU, more to do with taxation by your Government, but, hey ho, dream on, leave the EU and watch the price of beer tumble to 14 pence a pint, mind you wages in 1973 were a bit lower than now, 20 quid a week was a good wage then...

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Yes, the EU has been of great benefit to the UK. NOT!!!

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