Grey demands (What I want)

A pensioner pens his four proposals.

Dave Hallsworth

Topics Politics

A pensioner pens his four proposals:

An earnings related pension.

We paid earnings-related taxes for up to 50 years, leaving school as we did at 14.

Free bus travel.

London pensioners appear to have this already. Those in the provinces have to pay. When we come to London we have to pay the full fare.

Free TV licence from 65 years of age.

Why this magical figure of 75? We retire at 65 not 75. Maybe it’s because there are more 65- to 75-year olds than there are over-75s.

Concessionary travel on the railways.

Without having to make a payment of £15. What penny-pinching beggars they are.

It’s not much to ask for those who have been paying taxes for over 50 years.

Read on:

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