The Tories and the disabled

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    moderator1
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    ALB wrote:
    According to today's papers, in his interview on the Andrew Marr Show yesterday Duncan Smith let the cat out of the bag when he said:

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    We need to get the deficit down, but we need to make sure we widen the scope of where we look to get that deficit down and not just narrow it on working age benefits. Because otherwise it just looks like we see this as a pot of money, that it doesn't matter because they don't vote for us.

    That this was behind where the government chose the axe should fall, and why, has long been obvious to impartial observers.

    Two points here:  1.  It was obvious from the start that the Tories would not meet their target for cutting the cost of benefits by purely focusing on those of working age.  2. Their promise of not to target pensioners only applied to the last parliament – not this one.So it seems with them nowhere else to turn too, other than the rich, the pensioners are going to be next in line for cuts, especially those on pension credit.Oops that includes me!

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    ALB
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    Don't worry. You'll get an extra 25p a week when you reach 80.

    #118237
    Anonymous
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    ALB wrote:
    Don't worry. You'll get an extra 25p a week when you reach 80.

    Never know. You may get a couple of pennies more if Jeremy's elected in 2020…

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    james19
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    Parkinson’s sufferers ‘able to work’, says the new Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb 

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    james19
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    People with brain tumours, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease and a number of other conditions are “able to work”, new work and pensions secretary Stephen Crabb has said.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/work-pensions-secretary-stephen-crabb-disability-able-fit-a6951946.html

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