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Pity we don't have a PR voting system. That might have helped.

31 Mar 2015

I had a Labour party election leaflet delivered today.

31 Mar 2015

Well you'll be washing your hands a lot more between now and May 7th! Some might say politics is nasty and grubby at the best of times - so to expect it to be anything but that during election time.........

31 Mar 2015

I can't get anything on that link you've given. Is this any better?

With my over 60 railcard (and those who are younger can get a Devon and Cornwall railcard) I  get a third off my railfare. The cheapest return bus ticket between here and Exeter is the £7.50(ish) day ticket. My return rail fare (using my card) is about half that amount. It might even be less than half that amount. It is now around about £5.30 return bus fare from where I live in Dawlish to ...

20 Feb 2015

It isn't as low as 60 . It was as low as 60. But not any more. People become eligible for the bus pass when they are the age that is the state pension age for women. My brother-in-law has just qualified for his bus pass. He is 62 and a bit. The present state pension age for women. That age is going up rapidly. A woman who is only 18 months younger than him will not get her state pension until ...

16 Feb 2015 I found the issues raised in the comment at the bottom of the article particularly interesting. (and on the issue of who pays for the state retirement age bus pass - I need to change the statement I made in my post above. It isn't only those who are not of the state pension age  who are ...

29 Jan 2015

I agree with you that others are paying for the bus trips that those over the state pension age      make (if they have claimed their bus pass). So the question to be asked then I guess is this: should those of state pension age, and who choose to claim their bus pass/ need to claim their bus pass- should they pay a contribution towards their fares each time they use their bus pass? (and ...

29 Jan 2015

No more free bus passes for those of state pension age then?

28 Jan 2015

Basically, if you want to live in a rural environment and not be cut off even more than you might already be, you'll need to have your own transport.

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