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Letter: To The Point.

Byline: Les Currie cur·rie  
Variant of curry2.

I HAVE just received my gas and electricity bills for the previous quarter. Together they are pounds 500+, making an annual charge of pounds 2,000.

These bills are exactly double the rates of three years ago. I am an OAP.

This represents a cut of pounds 1,000 on my household expenses. Meanwhile there are other carnivores sharpening their beaks - television, telephone, water, petrol and council tax.

Our very prudent resident at No. 10 tells us to spend to lift the economy.

Spend what? My household expenses are carpets, curtains, towels, sheets, electrical repairs and replacements, papers, redecoration re·dec·o·rate  
v. re·dec·o·rat·ed, re·dec·o·rat·ing, re·dec·o·rates
To change the appearance or furnishings of; refurbish.

To change a decorative scheme.

If available household expenses are halved halve  
tr.v. halved, halv·ing, halves
1. To divide (something) into two equal portions or parts.

2. To lessen or reduce by half: halved the recipe to serve two.

, you will have a recession.

I am not a financial guru like Mr Brown, just a private tutor - in mathematics.

Les Currie, Hinckley Road, Walsgrave.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Mar 18, 2009
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