Our wages aren’t keeping up with inflation. Meanwhile, companies are increasing the prices of everything above inflation. Rail fares are the latest to increase and I found this comment (pinched from the BBC News site) particularly true…
This is Government thinking:
We need to reduce car journeys : Increase fuel duty = less people in cars, more on the trains
Too many people on the trains : Increase fares = less people on the trains, more in cars
Then repeat above Ad infinitum.