There is no doubt about it, inflation is coming back. I don't care what the Government claims about inflation being at all time low. The manner in which Gordon Brown calculates inflation is hopelessly unrealistic to what ordinary people see on the street. The Price Index used for inflation conveniently misses indicators that we nobodies use to gauge how good things are. It doesn't take house prices into account, nor Council tax or child care costs. For anyone who is childless and thus unaware, the average cost of childcare is about £50 a day. Now multiply that by five and again by four and you'll discover it's like a second mortgage repayment each month.
A quick walk around a supermarket will show you how much prices are going up. Three baking potatoes will cost you at least £1.50, a small tube of Colgate toothpaste is nearly £3. Even the budget tins of beans (50% liquid) are now over 20p (having been as little as 9p a few years ago). Petrol is nearly £5 per gallon. There's no doubt about it, prices are rising, and they're rising much faster than the supposed 2.5% inflation rate.
I've no doubt that someone in the comments will probably point out how I'm actually wrong and cite lots of key figures that show the world to be fluffy. The problem is, normal people don't use the figures they use their experience. It's the same with the NHS, the Government can tell us how much better it is, but people tend to remember their last experience. I think this kind of things get called "isolated incidents". Anyhow, inflation is definitely rising at a greater rate than the Government would have us believe and you only have to pay attention to the prices on the shelf to know it's true.