BBC receives 7,000 complaints that VAT rise has not affected Walford
Switchboards at the BBC were jammed last night as angry viewers of Eastenders called in their thousands to complain that the VAT rise to 20% had not affected items seen in the show.
‘I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the prices they are paying for a pint of beer in the Queen Vic,’ said Mark Jones, a postman, ‘highly paid soap stars are paying the same amount that they were a year ago, it’s almost as if the bar staff don’t care about the amount of change they are giving’.
Convenience store owner Raj Mistry also called in to complain, ‘Every day I get customers arguing with me about prices: ‘Why is it £2.80 for a pack of toilet paper, I could get the same for next to nothing in Walford?’ My friend at the chip shop even has gangs of people hanging around expecting free adultery with every piece of cod, the EastEnders producers are ruining our livelihoods.’
Posted: Jan 10th, 2011 by Rizzo
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