Elderly worked hard all lives

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Who does Mick Ibbotson (Apr 1) think worked to pay for the younger generation and scroungers of today? The elderly! My husband and many more were in the Army through World War 2, then worked in the steelworks, not with pen and paper as is the work today, it was hard graft and dirty. And, before they got their wages half was stopped for tax and NHS.

He worked hard all his life to bring up three children, all to be good honest citizens.

We get our pension and help with council tax. That’s it.

Last week, my husband told an office worker that if he had no money he would still go out and work for it. He’s now 86, so don’t criticise the elderly who paid for the younger generation to enjoy the freebies of today.

Disgusted, S9