.....i mean, how stupid can they be (government officials up to their ministers)?
Do they really think that the people are bloody stupid to swallow that reason?
If I can say something right up to their face, I'd say " What the fuck reason you're giving?"....It's better off if they just say they decided to increase the price because the government 'decide' to increase the price.
No need any reason...because any reasons for whatsoever given by these officials and their ministers, most of them are stupid!