Families are being crippled by the highest cost of living for nearly two decades, disturbing figures showed yesterday.
The retail prices index measure of inflation soared from 4.4 per cent in March to 5.3 per cent in April, the highest level since 1991, according to the Office for National Statistics.
In a cruel blow, it means that Britain's workers have been stung by the worst 'pay cut' since records began.
The gap between the average pay rise - a measly 1.9 per cent - and inflation - a massive 5.3 per cent - has never been bigger, according to the ONS.
For millions of workers in the private sector, the situation is even bleaker because their salaries have been frozen since the recession began.
Thanks Labour, millions out of work, record debts, inflation, more cuts to be made. Thanks a fucking bunch you utter fucking cunts.