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Conservative Party Conference: a golden age for the golden years

A future Conservative government would freeze benefits but protect pensions. Have the over-65s never had it so good?

By Peter Kellner  

The disposable income of those over-65 has been protected throughout austerity ©JM Guyon/Czech News Agency/Press Association Images


Most people agree that Britain’s political discourse is often far too discourteous, with too many insults and too little gratitude. This blog seeks to redress the balance just a little. I wish to say thank you to all my readers, especially those of you under 65.

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