Autumn Statement: Britain can no longer afford workshy grannies, warns Osborne

Pride's Purge


In a speech to the House of Commons on Thursday, the Chancellor George Osborne set out more details of a planned clampdown on workshy grannies and feckless grandpas after the next general election.

Mr Osborne told MPs during his Autumn Statement that the UK can no longer afford unemployed grandparents who think they can layabout doing nothing all day on state benefits such as pensions, and he added that further permanent cuts to senior citizens will be required to make the public finances “sustainable”.

The cap on unproductive elderly relatives is an attempt by the Chancellor to put permanent limits on the number of people getting old and to introduce massive reductions of spending on luxury items such as disabled children and cancer patients.

Mr Osborne yesterday hinted that, even after the current austerity programme, more cuts to the numbers of people who are either too old…

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We originally set out to advocate and campaign for and on behalf of people living with HIV in Greater Manchester. But we chose to slightly change our name by adding beyond. Therefore our name is Greater Manchester & Beyond of People Living With HIV & AIDS. Cause there are many issues that affects people living with HIV we now look ate other health and social care issues that will affect people living with HIV in their everyday lives. For the purpose of this site we have chosen a strap-line name hence our user name here - this is of course "thepositivevoice". The reason for this is often the issues that affect us can be quite daunting and discriminatory to our very existence. So whatever negative we hear and see - we endeavour to turn that into a positive. There are many examples where a negative has turned into a positive and one of those example is the term "Queer" - well that is also quite interesting as some people in the lesbian and gay community don't like that very word - some have decided to own it. Therefore any person that calls another person (the example here) queer - some gay people will reply yes we are. As time moves on and I as the author of this blog - information will be never-ending. So watch this space.
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