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23rd Apr 2015oldmovieguy commented on:
Which party do you trust to manage your pensioner benefits over the next 5 years?Brilliant, Silver power, bring it on.ViewDate:
22nd Jan 2015oldmovieguy commented on:
Speakers Corner CommentsPolitical 'Clout.' Am I right in thinking that millions like us (great film) pensioners are now the largest block voting group in the UK? That being the case why do I constantly hear or read some jumped up twerp of a politico banging on about how the 'Boomers' have all had it so good and that we should give up bus passes, tv licences, winter fuel allowances or anything else that has been grudgingly meted out to us by our lords and masters over the years. I wonder if they would be so quick to target us if they thought it would affect the political climate and their jobs and careers? Pensioners have been around the block a few times, Pensioners have time to get to grips with issues and Pensioners are more likely to vote than any other group. So why am I not being inundated with offers of goodies from the political parties to secure my vote? Has the penny not dropped with them yet? Are they so far removed from what we think and want so as never to consider us? Now here comes the rub. I suspect some MPs think about us when they are voting themselves a nice fat increase in their gold plated pensions and cross their fingers in the hope that we will do nothing because...... we probably wont. They then send a silent prayer up the the God of expenses and ask that we NEVER get our act together and vote against them if they upset us. Can you imagine the panic in the corridors of power when they realise that Pensioners hold sway over which party gets in because we have got organised and become a voracious and active group. If we did they would probably pass a law and make voting illegal. Does all this make me sound a bit selfish when it comes to the increased welfare of pensioners? Damn right it does!