Was this thread prompted by Ed Milliband on TV, telling us how the VAT increase was disproportionately unfair on "poor people", citing the increase in a cup of coffee from your local chain provider??
Personally, as someone who doesn't fall into the category of "poor", I rarely afford myself the luxury of this sort of indulgence. The attrition of your funds over time if you frequent these places on a daily basis is considerable. Only an idiot would flush away money on such things if they had a limited income!
I find it bizarre that the Labour leader can equate expensive coffee shops with the NEEDS of "poor people". Just another example of left wingers not having any ability for rational thought or any commercial sense!
Our country needs a wake up call on personal expenditure (£1.4trillion of personal debt in the UK at present).
The solution is simple, but it has been branded uncool to be realistic about money; you cut your cloth rather than adopt a stance of instant debt incurring self gratification (VAT increase or No VAT increase)
Just shows how out of touch politicians really are and that people need to wake up and..... no I won't say it! regarding how they manage their means.