At Prime Minister’s Questions this week (1/02/2012), responding to a question from Tom Blenkinsop a Labour backbencher about the Deputy PM (Nick Clegg) recently quoting that the government may bring in means testing for pensioners bus passes, in his reply David Cameron spoke about the commitment he gave to not cutting pensioner winter fuel payments, bus passes and free TV licenses shortly before the general election. The prime minister said that the government had not cut these benefits. With regard to the winter fuel allowance this is a blatant lie and is deliberately misleading the public. The government *HAVE* cut winter fuel allowance payments to pensioners, by £50 from age 60 to 80 years, and from 80 years the Tories have sliced £100 from their cash payments. The reason why Gordon brown gave more case to those older pensioners is because studies have revealed that the older we become the more susceptible to the cold and hypothermia we are, yet Cameron and the Tory led government have cut more from the allowance of this age group.
How much longer is the Speaker of the HoC, John Bercow going to allow David Cameron to tell blatant lies and to deliberately mislead the British public? This time the frail elderly are in real danger of dying alone and cold in their homes because of the actions of David Cameron. George Osborne and Nick Clegg and Cameron cannot even tell the truth.
In fact David Cameron did not give an answer to Tom Blekinsop, what Cameron did was once again avoid giving a straight answer to the question.
So are we all now to believe that means testing pensioners for bus passes, winter fuel payments and free TV licenses is going to be introduced? Nick Clegg refused to rule it out!
Deputy PM, Mr Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader, said that he believed the Government should cut back on the benefits currently given to all pensioners regardless of their wealth.
Which means of course that most pensioners will not apply for these benefits which are essential to their daily lives and well being.David Cameron is an opportunist and a liar.
Welcome to Tory Britain 2012