Sunday, 29 January 2017
Scary After All
20 years ago, there was a General Election that Labour was in any case always going to win.
But that party was still castigated for scaremongering when it claimed that, in the unlikely event of the Conservatives' re-election, they would introduce charges for visiting the doctor.
20 years later, and here we are.
Look out for the realisation of the other claims that were so castigated, namely that the Conservatives were going to put VAT on food, and that they were going to withdraw the state retirement pension from people who were already claiming it.
The repeated increases in the pension age, together with the reduction in the pension's real value, may already be seen as a giving effect to that latter.