First Thatcher hurt the pensioners from 1980, over 30 years ago. Now Cameron is hurting all on the bottom run of the social and economic ladder.

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First Thatcher hurt the pensioners from 1980, over 30 years ago. Now Cameron is hurting all on the bottom run of the social and economic ladder.

Post  ivanhoe on Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:23 pm

Thatcher cut the pensions and earnings link in 1980, the consequences of which appear thus, Last winter over 36,700 pensioners in the UK died of cold-related illnesses, a death rate of 13 pensioners each hour in what was a very harsh winter. Last winter over 36,700 pensioners in the UK died of cold-related illnesses, a death rate of 13 pensioners each hour in what was a very harsh winter. In the spending review Chancellor George Osborne did not budget to keep up the last Government’s top- up for the universal winter fuel allowance, effectively reducing the annual payments from £250 (£125 each if you are a couple living together) to £200 for people 60 and over, and from £400 to £300 for pensioners 80 and over. Currently winter fuel allowances cost the tax payer £2.7bn each year. In 2009 the payments went to 12.68 million people in 9.17 million households; 42 per cent received the £125 allowance.

First pensioners, then the disabled, and now the unemployed have become burdens on the State, demonized, discriminated against, and marginalised by this coalition of multi millionaires.

And the reason. ?, because the Tory right wing do not believe in the role of the State or anything connected with it. The right wing Tory's have an inherent loathing of the Welfare State.

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