May 26, 2022

VICTORIA BISCHOFF: The last thing struggling households need right now is tone-deaf commentary from an out-of-touch elite










The last thing struggling households need right now is tone-deaf commentary from an out-of-touch elite.

Yet in just one week, three supposed experts let slip outlandish remarks that have provoked fury among ordinary people.

First was the Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey, with his misjudged suggestion that workers should not be asking for big pay rises, despite facing the worst cost-of-living crisis in a generation. This from the man who earns more than half a million pounds a year.

Out of touch: Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey believes workers should not be asking for pay rises despite facing the worst cost of living crisis in a generation

We are all worried about spiralling prices, but you cannot expect the everyday person trying to do the best by their family to forgo a vital pay rise that would ease the squeeze on their income.

Next we had property guru Kirstie Allsopp, who stirred up a storm at the weekend by suggesting that young people who cannot afford to get on the property ladder have only themselves to blame. 

Just move…

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