60 Second: Who said statistics were boring?


Who said statistics were boring?


It’s an old trick question for politicians: how much is a pint of milk? It’s one that even flummoxed Brexit Boris. He just said: ’so what?’

Chicken tonight: If the price of a chicken kept pace with houses, then you would be paying £50 for your white-meat treat. As for KFC, it would be up there with Heston Blumenthal as an outrageous splurge.

Minimum wage: This is allegedly £7.30 per hour. Well, don’t waste your time. If you own a house in London, it is earning £22 an hour (yes that’s an hour) in the working week, according to Gavin Barwell MP, the Housing Minister. As Del Boy says: only fools and horses work.


Economic bombs: It costs an average of £30.23 per day to raise a child from birth to the age of 21, according to The Money Charity. Send ‘em down pit, I say.

Savings: £1.78. The amount of interest someone on the average salary would get if they saved 5.6% of their income and put that in an instant access account for a year after tax.

Sneaky one: Employers with a wage bill of over £3 million will have to pay 0.5% extra to fund the apprenticeship levy. Remember income tax was introduced as a temporary measure.

Price of milk: In 2012, when the then Agriculture Minister Jim Paice was asked about it, he famously said: “No, because my wife buys most of it. But I have checked where it comes from.” Milk comes from cows as Jim found out when he joined First Milk, the dairy co-operative on £125,000 a year.

Oh, by the way, a pint of milk is 45p-49p.

In that case, I’ll have a latte.

Have a good weekend,


London has fallen
London house price growth falls to 6.4%

From barracks to billionaires
Record £2bn housing plan for Household Cavalry’s Hyde Park barracks

Wembley housing scheme will be biggest ever ‘build-to-rent’ development

Sitting on their lands
Third of London homes granted planning permission not built

Billionaires not buying
Foreign billionaires in London choosing to rent to avoid stamp duty

And finally,

Paul Nuttall by-election

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