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    Pension savings - I was wrong

    I estimated the other day a saving to the Tories of about £1bn a year due to pensioners dying of covid, seems it's closer to £1.5bn savings. Tories will get a nice £0.9bn windfall in inheritance tax too.

    Well done Tories

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56272829
    I am what I drink, and I'm a bitter man

    #2
    Ah, they'll be killing us off with a phoney c* jab.
    bloggoth

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      #3
      They're probably secretly kicking themselves that they didn't just let it rip a year ago.
      Scoots still says that Apr 2020 didn't mark the start of a new stock bull market.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Whorty View Post
        I estimated the other day a saving to the Tories of about £1bn a year due to pensioners dying of covid, seems it's closer to £1.5bn savings. Tories will get a nice £0.9bn windfall in inheritance tax too.

        Well done Tories

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56272829
        I thought of that cynical post when I saw the story last night.

        And LM's post about it being spent already...
        "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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          #5
          Tories are usually old people, so they basically killed their voter base for a quick profit.

          Seems fair.
          I design idiot proof software. Trouble is, they keep making better idiots.

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            #6
            Unfair to payor but not to payee

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              #7
              Originally posted by AtW View Post
              Unfair to payer but not to payee
              FTFY
              But I discovered nothing else but depraved, excessive superstition. Pliny the younger

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                #8
                Originally posted by _V_ View Post
                Tories are usually old people, so they basically killed their voter base for a quick profit.

                Seems fair.
                A disproportionate number seem to have been from ethnic minorities, so I would question your maths. There have been 20 million folks jabbed, and they're still doing the over 65's. I reckon the OAP bigot quotient is largely intact, and I look forward to making up the numbers in due course...
                His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Whorty View Post
                  I estimated the other day a saving to the Tories of about £1bn a year due to pensioners dying of covid, seems it's closer to £1.5bn savings. Tories will get a nice £0.9bn windfall in inheritance tax too.

                  Well done Tories

                  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56272829
                  I thought they would have saved lot more with number of deaths topping 100k+
                  £1.5bn is peanuts compared to what our boy Sunak has spent , £400bn and counting

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Andy2 View Post

                    I thought they would have saved lot more with number of deaths topping 100k+
                    £1.5bn is peanuts compared to what our boy Sunak has spent , £400bn and counting
                    If the state pension had any real value then it would be more. I don't know how anyone can live on only c.£8k per year.
                    I am what I drink, and I'm a bitter man

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