Life as a public servant
Cold Pensioners vs. Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith
Have you and your wife worked all your lives since you left school? Are you both fully paid up with your qualifying National Insurance Contributions? Do you live in a Spanish inland valley that has frosty nights and mornings during the winter? Are your winter heating fuel bills over eight hundred euros a year?
Well Iain Duncan Smith is going to deny you your winter fuel payment if your province has an average annual temperature that is higher than the warmest region of the UK – the South West at 5.6C (42F) – your payment will be stopped. He has devised a cunning plan that will trap everybody because the high summer temperatures here in Spain will push your average up and you will fall foul of the new ‘temperature test’.
Of course MP’s will not shiver in the coldest of winters even in their second homes. Read this report and despair. I wonder what other punitive policies these envious creeps will dream up for those of us who have tried to escape their money grabbing instincts?
Our lifetimes payments of tax and National Insurance contributions are being frittered away willy-nilly in broken Britain?
Oh, to live the dream. Set foot in the United Kingdom and lose your documents, wait a few months to qualify for benefits and you will not need to work or contribute anything and freeload your way to a healthy luxury lifestyle provided by the government of the day.