Yet again, it’s the NCA and Minister Coughlan jumping on the media generated bandwagon – this time about the price of petrol. We’ve all forgotten about the euro/sterling exchange rate difference, so now it’s on to petrol.
For free and for nothing, I can save them a massive amount of time, and a massive amount of money – let the fuckers* read this blog and my comments on the price of petrol and be done with it.
Just to show you how little these people know what’s going on around them, and seemingly don’t even communicate with each other, according to the article:
Minister Coughlan feels grocery prices have dropped since the NCA’s series of surveys of supermarket prices over the summer.
Yet the most recent NCA survey states:
In general, for Dunnes, Tesco and Superquinn the basket of branded goods has increased from December 2007 to August 2008. However, from June to August the level of the increase has slowed or in some cases decreased.
Hardly a ringing endorsement of their bosses feelings by the NCA.
Doing surveys and buying baskets of goods doesn’t do anything to bring down prices. All it does is make it look to consumers that the government is doing something about perceived high prices, while in reality they’re doing absolutely nothing. And now they’re going to apply the same logic to doing nothing about the price of petrol.