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The war on pensioners

The average pensioner still has an income 25 per cent below the average worker. You wouldn’t guess that from the media

14 November 2015

9:00 AM

14 November 2015

9:00 AM

Who controls the media in Britain? Depending on your political outlook, you might answer: the Conservatives, the liberal-left chattering classes, Rupert Murdoch or the BBC. But if the coverage of the elderly is anything to go by, then we can perhaps agree on one thing: the headlines are decided by a cohort of 25- to 45-year-olds who believe that other people’s parents and grandparents — a.k.a.

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