The Guardian tells us that shrinkflation – the process whereby we get less of something for the same amount of money – is down to Brexit. The joy of this statement being that their information source, a report from the Office for National Statistics, says precisely and exactly the opposite.
Our Word, what could have happened here? The Guardian are incompetent? Our favoured explanation is that they’re lying to us. But in the interest of robust public debate we’ll leave that determination to you:
Brexit bites: more than 200 products subject to shrinkflation, says ONS
See, it’s Brexit:
More than 200 different consumer products, from toilet roll to chocolate, shrank in size about the time of the Brexit vote.