Our lives will change little

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Lots has been said about the forthcoming Brexit next March, or at least the start of it.

The remainiacs go on about the petition signed by quite a few that was started by a leaver who thought we were going to vote stay, but the economy is fine (apart from a plunging pound for the time being) – inflation is only 0.6%, mainly down to manufacturers shrinking everything to keep the prices the same.

You have to buy two chocolate bars now to get the same amount as one four or five years ago just about, but my gripe is utility bills.

Are they in with inflation rates such as the Consumer Prices Index (CPI)? I don’t think so as my water bill rose by 28% and the gas bill costs me £18.55 for the privilege of using 41p-worth of gas and I will not even go near electricity.

This clever idea of charging folk a standing charge for having a gas and electricity meter in your home was an idea from Offgen to reduce bills for customers. However, in my case, my combined bill went up by a massive 400%, and I do not remember the rate of inflation reacting much to that increase, in fact, you have to pay for your meter to be read these days.

All in all, I do not think Brexit will change much for the ordinary person.

We may see a few coppers from the £35million a day it will save us paying to the EU but I doubt it very much.

Alan Vincent