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    UK Pensioners Forced to Cut Heating Expenditure As Government Hands Out Free Schooling in Bangladesh

    Millions of UK pensioners are risking their health by cutting back their heating bills, according to a report issued yesterday by the Institute for Fiscal Studies — while the Government has announced an £18.5 million school subsidy in Bangladesh.

    According to the IFS report, UK pensioners are “risking their lives by cutting back on heating as energy bills soar.

    “Pensioners saw gas bills jump 55 percent and electricity charges surge 36 percent in the two years to April 2007,” the IFS said.

    Meanwhile, the Department for International Development, which falls under the Foreign Office and which manages UK foreign aid, announced on 18 August an £18.5 million cash handout for Bangladeshi schools.

    The money will be used to ensure that 600,000 children in Bangladesh will “continue to access decent pre-school and primary education” and that the grant is an “emergency package which will ensure schools across the country can stay open as a major education project faces a funding shortfall.”

    The IFS report on UK pensioners said that ever increasing bills led to older people deciding on average to use ten percent less energy to help them afford their bills.

    Even with this drastic measure, they still had to spend an extra twenty two percent on heat and light. Some 22,400 pensioners died in the cold winter of 2007.

    Gas and electricity prices have fallen over the past twelve months, but only a tiny amount of the reductions have been passed on to consumers, thanks to the privatised utilities created by the Tories and expanded by the Labour Party governments.

    British taxpayers will nonetheless be delighted to hear that the DFID’s support to Bangladesh will keep 25,000 non-formal schools open and 25,000 teachers in their jobs for the duration of the school year. It will also make sure that 2,500 after school clubs for teenagers, 100 community centres and 150 secondary schools stay open.

    Announcing the grant, the Labour Party’s International Development Minister Mike Foster said: “Without the UK’s help, schools across Bangladesh would be forced to close and teachers would lose their jobs because of the global financial crisis.”

    Through previous UK foreign aid grants, the DFID announcement continued, British taxpayers have already provided primary education to more than a million children and two million pre-school children in Bangladesh.

    The increased aid may very well be linked to Gordon Brown’s recent announcement that about 300,000 people will lose up to £60 a month in changes to housing benefit.

    In any event, British pensioners obviously do not rate very highly on Labour’s priority list — or at least not as high as teachers in Bangladesh.

    * The Conservative Party has undertaken to increase foreign aid if elected to government, unlike the British National Party which will end all foreign aid until there is no need or want in Britain.
    http://bnp.org.uk/2009/08/uk-pension...in-bangladesh/

    It looks like they totally got their priorities right. Not.

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    Maybe if they never had 150 000 000 people, they could afford this themselves.

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    Aah, are these the same old age pensioners who celebrated VE day as the start of a brave new world?

    The same old age pensioners who have voted into power corrupt treasonous government, after corrupt treasonous government for the last 60 years?

    Basically, the same old age pensioners who got the society that they deserved?

    Maybe now, with the cold light of reality (or in their case, the freezing cold light of reality), they may glean an inkling of what stupid, reckless, blinkered sheeple they were in their younger years.

    No sympathy. Let em freeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alizon Device View Post
    Aah, are these the same old age pensioners who celebrated VE day as the start of a brave new world?

    The same old age pensioners who have voted into power corrupt treasonous government, after corrupt treasonous government for the last 60 years?

    Basically, the same old age pensioners who got the society that they deserved?

    Maybe now, with the cold light of reality (or in their case, the freezing cold light of reality), they may glean an inkling of what stupid, reckless, blinkered sheeple they were in their younger years.

    No sympathy. Let em freeze.
    Is there any evidence that each and every one of those pensioners, or even the majority, have voted into power corrupt treasonous government, after corrupt treasonous government for the last 60 years?

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    If it's anything like the US, it's either a marxist corrupt treasonous government or a faux conservative treasonous government they get the choice of voting in. And if they vote BNP, the paid leftist thugs attack them.

    If only they had not beaten the Germans to Dunkirk, they would be nice and warm, and there would be no excess Bangladeshis to school, because there would have been no bleeding heart fools to feed them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alizon Device View Post
    Aah, are these the same old age pensioners who celebrated VE day as the start of a brave new world?

    The same old age pensioners who have voted into power corrupt treasonous government, after corrupt treasonous government for the last 60 years?

    Basically, the same old age pensioners who got the society that they deserved?

    Maybe now, with the cold light of reality (or in their case, the freezing cold light of reality), they may glean an inkling of what stupid, reckless, blinkered sheeple they were in their younger years.

    No sympathy. Let em freeze.
    That is why they all voted Tory in the recent election. They honestly think that when Liberals faulter, that this will suddenly fix the problem.

    Here it is the same thing. The Liberals utterly ruined the country, and now their seats went down from 36/48 to 3/48, with almost all of it going to Tory. But yet, the problem never got solved.

    Infact, years ago our Liberal Prime Minister even told us to 'starve in the dark'. That is how hostile and honest they are. It is not different than this situation.

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    So English taxes pay for the Education of Bangladesh? That is a complete joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swiss Cheese View Post
    Is there any evidence that each and every one of those pensioners, or even the majority, have voted into power corrupt treasonous government, after corrupt treasonous government for the last 60 years?
    Well, unless you are implying that the British Governments since WWII are/were not corrupt and treasonous, the answer to your question is, yes, there is overwhelming evidence.

    Apart from the negligible number of OAPs who voted for the various fractious radical right wing parties through the decades, every single one either voted for a corrupt treasonous party, elevating it to a corrupt, treasonous Government, or they did not vote at all, which is the same thing. No, actually, it's worse.
    Quote Originally Posted by Alizon Device
    Well, unless you are implying that the British Governments since WWII are/were not corrupt and treasonous
    If, indeed, you are implying that, then we'll have to disagree on it.

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