Poverty to blame for pensioner crime in Cumbria?
Last updated at 13:14, Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Pensioners across Cumbria have been arrested for offences including terrorism, witness intimidation and arson.
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Well Well Mr Councillor, all this about poverty, yes times are tougher than for a while, but true poverty?.
I have been hoping to read the annual rises given to councillors percentage/plus?? oh and expenses, go on be brave and tell us, in the scheme of open government...
I had a trip to Florida it was fantastic, that was 13 years ago, since, well Gretna gateway, longtown +a day at Whitehaven and the back garden. I apologise if I have missed the the press release of expenses etc I don't buy papers, not for six years or more.
Carlisle pensioner no convictions but often the victim of burglars and have seen them get older. Perhaps when repeat offenders seem to laugh in the face of the law and their victims a harder prison regime might do the trick...
wecouldnt afford pensions,but rather than spend money on cars and fancy holidays we choose to buy property when interest rates reached nearly 20%,now we are told we have to sell if we ever go into care,what a mug i,ve been,as for a rise in pension its nowt compared to what blair and brown gave to young woman to have babbies,then give tax credits to people earning 60000 a year.thats whats obscene.
The fact is that the state pension has had its biggest ever cash increase this year - 5.2% - an increase way beyond what most workers could hope for.I fail to see why this would drive pensioners to go round assaulting people; this is utter nonsense.Councillor Whelan is living in some fantasy of his own making if he truly believes that there is a pensioner crimewave. However if he wants to do some research, let him go ahead, but don't ask me to pay for it!