Politicians must stop buying the pensioner vote
The UK tax system is overly complex and tax rates are too high
The liberalisation of rail fares would benefit passengers and taxpayers alike
Pensioner bonds are nothing more than a political gimmick
“This announcement well and truly proves that we are not all in it together. Borrowing more expensively than the government needs to is effectively a direct subsidy to wealthy pensioners from the working-age population.
“Pensioner bonds have never been anything other than a gimmick that will benefit pensioners at the expense of the taxpayer, and it beggars belief that the government is prolonging such a foolish policy. It’s high time our politicians stopped buying votes with subsidies for the old and rich.”
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