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The poorer you are the more screwed you are. And things are getting worse. 22 Nov 2017 08:26 #4986

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NOVEMBER 14TH, 2017 Fréa Lockley
An influential member of the House of Lords has issued a stark warning about rising food prices. With food prices already at a “four year high” she warns that Brexit could lead to a 33% rise. And this hits the poor hardest. Because another report has shown that economic inequality in the UK is higher than ever. Food prices are soaring and inequality is rising.

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On 14 November Baroness Miller, a Liberal Democrat peer, will ask the Lords about rising food prices in the UK. Ahead of this she writes:

UK food prices have reached a four year high…This bleak picture is set to get worse… the British Retail Consortium is on record as estimating that Brexit without a deal would see food prices increasing by about 33%.
She links rising food prices in the UK with global issues. And one of these is the impact of “climate factors that bring increasingly difficult farming conditions from drought to flood”. But she says that the impact of Brexit could mean:

The very foods that we should be eating in increased quantities – fruit and vegetables – are set to become luxuries post Brexit.

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