John McDonnell, Labour shadow chancellor, vowed to keep the triple lock until the end of the next parliament in 2025, and said the Tories were “abandoning older people”. Protecting the triple lock guarantee and other pensioner benefits was a key pledge from David Cameron in 2010 and again in 2015, although it could look very likely, that election fought by David Cameron will soon hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons; namely election fraud.
Election fraud by the Conservative party has forced huge numbers of the British electorate, not only from Labour, but across most parties, to ask if the Conservatives can ever be trusted in government ever again. Election fraud should be a serious enough issue for every person to take stock of how a government operates.
The triple lock on pensions has seen many O.A.P's escape welfare reform, at a time when families are put through the most severe of cuts to benefits, housing and much else. The cost of living is rising so sharply that most on state pension are feeling the pinch on a very severe level, and this despite the current Prime Minister Theresa May bragging that Pensioners are '£1,250 better off' Better off today is one thing, better off tomorrow is entirely another. David Cameron promised to keep the pension lock, but Theresa May hasn't.
Asked about the issue during a factory visit in her Maidenhead constituency, she replied; ''What I would say to pensioners is, just look what the Conservatives in government have done.''
Indeed, look what they've done and remember why Ken Loach felt compelled to make 'I Daniel Blake' Take a look at the big list section in this website to fully understand, 'What the Conservatives in government have done!'
John McDonnell will ensure the pension lock is secure until 2025, making Labour a very attractive vote on June the 8th.
Alwyn Jones for Political Provocateur