You may have read some of the comments made by the right wing Tax Payers Alliance during fringe meetings at the Tory party Conference. In case you did not the comments surrounded cutting benefits for pensioners and went like this:
“The first of which will sound a little bit morbid – some of the people… won’t be around to vote against you in the next election. So that’s just a practical point, and the other point is they might have forgotten by then.”
“If you did it now, chances are that in 2020 someone who has had their winter fuel cut might be thinking, ‘Oh I can’t remember, was it this government or was it the last one? I’m not quite sure.'”
Classy, real classy. Make no mistake this group are very influential, responsible for some of the worst attacks on the welfare state and the darlings of the right wing media.
But guess what? They have been found out. Their director does NOT pay tax!
“The admission, made by Matthew Elliott, the TPA’s chief executive and founder, is potentially embarrassing for the Conservative party, which has close links to the group that claims to be “the guardian of taxpayers’ money, the voice of taxpayers in the media and their representative at Westminster”
You can read the full story here. It is one of those “you couldn’t make it up” moments and the hypocrisy is breathtaking