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Some in northern counties envy the Scottish benefits – but would they last?

Men from the Ministry/Scots Referendum
As we near the fateful day, it perhaps isn’t surprising that there are people south of the border who are envious of the benefits which people in Scotland enjoy free:

  • Prescription charges
  • Elderly Care
  • University Tuition Fees
  • Bus Passes from age 60
  • Bedroom Tax
  • Hospital parking charges
  • Bridge Toll Fees

Listening to some of the televised debates one could take an implication that an independent Scotland would be able to make more things free. In reality we think it might be wise to keep hold of this list, and see how many remain after a few years of independence, and the facing of reality alone. I’d put a better chance on them remaining if Scotland decides to remain part of the Union.

Tories could target bus passes next, says Duncan Smith

Wealthier pensioners could lose their free bus passes and winter fuel payments under a future Conservative government, Iain Duncan Smith hinted today.

The Work and Pensions Secretary said that David Cameron had promised not to target so-called universal benefits received by pensioners — which also include free TV licences for the over-75s — during the course of this Parliament, which he called “fair and reasonable”.
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Excuse us for drawing attention again to our ‘Pensioners Protest Song’
Pensioners Protest Song