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Anonymous asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 10 months ago

Some of the Lords want to cut the benefits of U.K seniors and give it to the young. Is this age discrimination?

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Members of the Lords may claim £300 per day in attendance allowance. One member of the Lords had a taxi drop him off there, leave the meter running and wait for him, while he signed in to claim his allowance before immediately leaving. Their meals and drinks are heavily subsidised by the taxpayer and even when they leave the House of Lords, they may still use the facilities.

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  • 10 months ago
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    Those who make such proposals have most likely never been, old, alone, ill ,disabled, poor and in need of support, due to having to make daily decisions such as 'do I keep warm or eat.' Of course there are many pensioners who are comfortably well off and do not need subsidies but also many who have worked hard for low wages, while contributing into the system, who have earned support. I would suggest that those who seek to remove these benefits should spend some time without their daily allowance which they receive simply by signing in, existing on the state pension in a cold home, with no TV, heat, proper food, warm clothes or company other than A 15 minute visit from an overworked home help who has no time for a chat and a cup of tea. Maybe they would find that they have an idea of the reality of many old people's lives and find some conscience and compassion.

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    • Salty dog
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      10 months agoReport

      You are talking about societies social responsibility Anne.Sorry but,those that frequent the halls of the House of Lords know not of any such society.

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  • 10 months ago

    brits ,,it will be the end of theUK we once knew ,unless the whole damn lot are sent cracking

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    They may still use the facilities. Well, of course. Imagine the HUGE crappy mess on the pavement if they couldn't use the facilities!

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  • 10 months ago

    That is for buying the future of U.K.

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  • 10 months ago

    Like many State Benefits, it needs to be 'Means Tested', for those retirees who are relying solely on the State Pension, should continue with these measly little Benefits. However, for anyone who also has many Private Pensions, they should lose that right.

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      10 months agoReport

      The Government were considering this but, then said that the cost of means testing every recipient, would far outweigh the small amount saved.

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  • 10 months ago

    No, it's simply divisive at a time when we need to stop being divisive.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    ironically brexiters have brought this situation to a head

    UK has ageing population: a money pit for HM treasury, one way sink hole

    western countries are facing a population crisis, elderly taking lions share from pot compounded by fewer tax paying workers to replenish pot

    minimum wages and zero hour contracts where companies game the system, workers pay less income tax, practically zero national insurance contributions and capitalists syphon profits to tax havens

    like turkeys the elderly voted for their own demise

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    The clownish behaviour of the left

    propose taking away from those that do something and giving it to those that do nothing.

    And they wonder why they are ignored and not taken seriously. The type that wish Britain was a anarchist Marxist state.

    • Salty dog
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      10 months agoReport

      "anarchist Marxist" On such political philosophy.

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  • 10 months ago

    The value of the state pension has far from recovered from the three decades between the link with earnings being broken by Thatcher in 1980 and the 'triple lock' being introduced by Osborne in 2010. I can't see any government risking the wrath of pensioners by breaking that link again as the Lords committee seems to be suggesting.

    I can't see any justification for the heating allowance or free TV licences for over-75s but I should think bus passes are essential for many pensioners who cannot afford to run a car or who are no longer capable of driving.

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  • 10 months ago

    How's about cutting their expenses and attendance allowance salaries,.. and their subsidised meals and drinks in the numerous bars and restaurants in the house of lords,

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Maybe the Lords themselves, could give up some of their perks first as an example.

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    • Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      England don't you understand? You are a sad example of an education that was a terrible waste of money. School classes for you were probably held on a beach somewhere, with questions and answers scratched in the sand, which were washed away with each tide. Why do you continue to humiliate yourself?

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