“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968


Friday, 16 July 2010

Freedom Passes For All.

The Freedom Pass is a boon to the over 60's and for very many people the difference between isolation and being able to get out and about. Now comes news that the Coalition Of Brave New Politics is considering phasing in the increase in age of entitlement to 65 even sooner than already planned. What do I mean by already planned? Well, New Labour had already started to implement the rolling back of the age of entitlement from 60 to 65 before leaving office. The Tories are now talking of speeding this process up. The truth is we don't know what the government have in mind for the future of subsidised travel on public transport but they need to understand - mess with our Freedom Pass and we mess with you!

2 comments:

Dave E said...

Pensions, free travel, free prescriptions (?), winter fuel payments(?), for many, the closer they appear to be, the further away they become.

Gitane said...

Let me get this right the generation that spoke about and occasionaly fought for revolution,liberation and equality looks in the mirror sees grey hair and wrinkles and decides to wobble into a long ,lingering and impoverished death quietly? Let's not waste our so called burden of longevity in denial and turbid dithering. No fun? Don't mourn, organise! Fucking hell will someone get me a Guinness and a spliff before I have a fucking stroke!

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