After paying my rent, and a token £10 set aside for each of the basic utility bills, gas(£120 a mth despite NOT using any) water (£89 a mth with just one shared bath a week and two wash loads), and electricity (£115 a mth despite most appliances and lights going off at sunset every day!), ( and no I am not in bill debt..yet..I try to set aside £10 for each of them every week so as not to get such a huge shock every three months!), I found today that I have the grand total of £11.73 left for food/clothes/transport etc, FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS!
THEN, as a rare treat I was watching Sky News to catch up with world events, only to hear that a large portion of our “beloved” government was happily seated in THE ROYAL BOX AT WIMBLEDON, enjoying a relaxing, well fed and watered afternoon with champagne and strawberries, no doubt at us Taxpayers’ expense!
This is a total two fingers at us hard-working Brits who are having to struggle with fast-rising living costs, food and fuel costs, along with job losses and pay cuts.
In this momentous speech Cameron talks of us all having to tighten our belts, knuckle down and all pull together…….I DON’T SEE ANY OF THEM GOING WITHOUT, DO YOU?
I can barely afford to eat once every three or four days now, and that’s only beans on toast or a similar level, almost 90% of my income goes out directly on rent/bills already…..and it’s been this tough for a couple of years now with no sign of easing up.
When will us mere mortals get to enjoy the best this country has to offer?
Heck we are paying dearly for others to enjoy it!