Punishing the poor, will it ever end?

Fear and loathing in Great Britain


A letter a day to number 10. No 1,510

Tuesday 02 August 2016.

Dear Mrs May,

Pensions come from real work, from real labour, contributions are taken out of our pay to be invested for later life.

We can afford tax cuts for the rich, we can afford £93 billion in corporate welfare, we can afford MPs pay rises, bonuses and perks, We can afford to cut corporate taxes and the means to blow the world to kingdom come, but apparently we can no longer afford pensioners according to Ros Altmann.

All this welfare for the rich is a free gift, courtesy of tax payers, whilst pensions are something we actually pay for out of the sweat of our labour. You Tories really do excel at injustice and inequality.

I see that you are also going ahead with scrapping student maintenance grants which existed to support the poorest students who…

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