Reply To: State pension age set to rise to 68 in Treasury’s ‘big bazooka’ cash grab

John Boxall

I was on the engine controls for the last ever departure of a UK Flag passenger only steam turbine powered cross channel ferry and have driven one of the worlds fastest scheduled passenger trains………..

(Prize for anyone who can identify the date & location of the first)

I’m from several generations of white collar workers, BUT due to a family history of late parenting father & grandfathers both ended up in the Army in WW2 & WW1 while an ex’s schoolmates ended up in the US Army in Vietnam so I cant complain.

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery. The blossom is blighted, the leaf is withered, the god of day goes down upon the dreary scene, and—and in short you are for ever floored.

Wilkins Micawber, Ch12 David Copperfield