UK Inflation. 5.2%
So the excuses we are hearing about are related to energy costs. Well these are high because Sterling has been hammered as its a low grade currency. Peanuts = higher import costs = high energy prices. And lots of other high prices.
But the real reason is the printing presses are distorting the money supply. Same thing in the USA too.
If these morons want to get out of this mess, put rates up, lower sales taxes and put duties on stuff made in China.
Basic economics. To reduce inflation you put up interest rates. You don't feed the fire with petrol.