The Labour Party is going to start getting the UK's finances back on track by - taking away the Winter Fuel Allowance from 'wealthy' pensioners. The claim is that it would save the grand total of £100 million.
Of course it wouldn't by the time the public sector bureaucracy got to grips with administering the system. Just to put this in context. A couple of weeks ago the NHS had to ditch £80 million of flu vaccine because it couldn't be sure it had been kept at the correct temperature.
I had a quick look around the UK's online media to see what they have made of Ball's historic statement. Not much is the simple answer. Most of the online comments are even more critical.
The worrying thing is that in the mindset of the Labour Party, and I fear the the Government, is the assumption/intention to punish older people. That is scary. Dick Stroud