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Tory manifesto: Remember—most elderly people are not poor

The government is right to squeeze more from them

By David Lipsey  

Conservative party leader Theresa May during her party's general election manifesto launch ©Danny Lawson/PA Wire/PA Images

No more winter fuel allowance! No triple lock on my state pension! At 69, if I was looking to my own interests, nothing would be more likely to send me to the polls for Jeremy Corbyn than Theresa May’s manifesto hit on the elderly. As a peer I do not have a vote but I do have an opinion: and two measures announced today—means-testing winter fuel payments and committing to a pensions “double lock”—seem to me to…

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