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Forum: General Discussion 22-04-2014, 07:16
Replies: 337
Views: 8,093
Posted By Madamfluff
Well to be fair they charge us owner occupiers a...

Well to be fair they charge us owner occupiers a fortune as well
Forum: Politics 19-04-2014, 16:55
Replies: 671
Views: 16,585
Posted By Madamfluff
Obviously you know everything about my personal...

Obviously you know everything about my personal circumstances so you you know what opportunities are realistic for me or my family

May I ask what the job your nephew moved for was?

He is a plumber...
Forum: Politics 19-04-2014, 09:41
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By Madamfluff
Oh brilliant first the care.data fiasco now we...

Oh brilliant first the care.data fiasco now we have the tax.data fiasco to look forward to
Forum: Politics 19-04-2014, 09:29
Replies: 671
Views: 16,585
Posted By Madamfluff
This is what people don't understand our bus co...

This is what people don't understand our bus co gets 37p per free pass journey the first bus that pensioners can get round here normally has around 30 pensioners on that's 11.10 the company gets...
Forum: General Discussion 19-04-2014, 00:16
Replies: 60
Views: 2,726
Posted By Madamfluff
Husband needed a certified copy to save him...

Husband needed a certified copy to save him sending the original in the post to his insurers and run the risk of it getting lost or stolen - I know that 10.00 is not a lot of money compared to the...
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 19:09
Replies: 24
Views: 1,080
Posted By Madamfluff
I totally agree with you I am entitled to free...

I totally agree with you I am entitled to free prescriptions because I have an underactive Thyroid and the Thyroxine I take is for life and is classed as a hormone, I rarely go to the GP for other...
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 17:40
Replies: 671
Views: 16,585
Posted By Madamfluff
I moved to the Island from London 4 years ago and...

I moved to the Island from London 4 years ago and despite it being an unemployment blackspot found a job with 2 weeks.

I work with people who's children, native born Islanders have moved to the...
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 17:29
Replies: 671
Views: 16,585
Posted By Madamfluff
THEN MOVE I live on the Isle of Wight and yes I...

THEN MOVE

I live on the Isle of Wight and yes I am semi rural with one bus an hour stopping at 6.05
the rest of my family are scattered around the south of England.
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 16:58
Replies: 671
Views: 16,585
Posted By Madamfluff
You know when compare your attitude towards the...

You know when compare your attitude towards the old to the attitude of the young people in my own family II wonder just what my family are doing so RIGHT.

We all got together a couple of weeks ago...
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 13:54
Replies: 671
Views: 16,585
Posted By Madamfluff
Or more people at ages 50-70 being unemployed...

Or more people at ages 50-70 being unemployed and/or unemployable and living of benefits because they are not old enough for their pensions - I know people 40 plus who once having lost their jobs...
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 13:30
Replies: 671
Views: 16,585
Posted By Madamfluff
Oh yes you are soooo right and then there would...

Oh yes you are soooo right and then there would be even more young people out of work as people wouldnt be able to retire and free their jobs for younger workers - you cant have it both ways you know...
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 13:19
Replies: 671
Views: 16,585
Posted By Madamfluff
And? I wont get one until I get my pension at 66...

And? I wont get one until I get my pension at 66 in 7 years (unless it changes) time my 65 yo Husband got his at 60, its not just the young who are going to have to wait longer you know - everyone...
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 13:05
Replies: 671
Views: 16,585
Posted By Madamfluff
[/B] Then blame the bus companies not the...

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Then blame the bus companies not the pensioners here on the island where there is a large elderly population and some of the highest bus fares in the UK anyone under 19 get 1/2 fares as do...
Forum: General Discussion 18-04-2014, 08:27
Replies: 60
Views: 2,726
Posted By Madamfluff
GPs are being paid more for doing less work. My...

GPs are being paid more for doing less work.

My Husband as an on going medical condition requiring regular trips to his surgery to answer questions and discuss his medication, up to a couple of...
Forum: Politics 17-04-2014, 14:09
Replies: 45
Views: 1,139
Posted By Madamfluff
Well actually no - not freely - when we were...

Well actually no - not freely - when we were sorting out my Husbands pension we were advised to get help from an independent financial advisor who would also work out how long my Husband may live...
Forum: Politics 17-04-2014, 14:04
Replies: 45
Views: 1,139
Posted By Madamfluff
Not by much but every little helps ,the old man...

Not by much but every little helps ,the old man reckons that going on a diet and being more active is not going to make him live longer - it will just feel like it
Forum: Politics 17-04-2014, 13:46
Replies: 45
Views: 1,139
Posted By Madamfluff
When my Husband bought his annuity he had to give...

When my Husband bought his annuity he had to give medicals details about the medication he was on - we were advised ( and we did) to be totally candid about his medication which meant that he is...
Forum: General Discussion 17-04-2014, 13:17
Replies: 182
Views: 5,445
Posted By Madamfluff
Sorry its not actually that simple the island has...

Sorry its not actually that simple the island has very few Muslims in fact the sighting of a lady in full face burka had people talking about it on the bus for weeks, therefore here people would not...
Forum: Politics 17-04-2014, 08:34
Replies: 96
Views: 3,270
Posted By Madamfluff
Yes well prepare for some worse news - I got a...

Yes well prepare for some worse news - I got a pension future pension statement which told me that in 2021 I will get a combination of state pension and serps of 190 a week (going up 1.75 a week...
Forum: Politics 17-04-2014, 00:10
Replies: 24
Views: 1,080
Posted By Madamfluff
The trouble is that there is no way they could...

The trouble is that there is no way they could 'means test' people without having proof of a patients income/benefits so they cant really only target people who can afford to pay.

Knowing the...
Forum: General Discussion 16-04-2014, 23:26
Replies: 182
Views: 5,445
Posted By Madamfluff
We have just has a Chicken Cottage open up in...

We have just has a Chicken Cottage open up in Ryde Isle of Wight, having lived in London I was aware that CC uses Halal meat only but most Islanders would not know that, there is nothing on the...
Forum: Politics 16-04-2014, 07:49
Replies: 96
Views: 3,270
Posted By Madamfluff
You also forget a couple of things up to quite...

You also forget a couple of things up to quite recently when the retirement age was set as 65 a lot of people had no choice but to retire at 65 as they were 'thrown out' of their jobs then, the age...
Forum: Politics 15-04-2014, 18:34
Replies: 96
Views: 3,270
Posted By Madamfluff
Wrong actually - I know this as my husband got...

Wrong actually - I know this as my husband got his first pension payment this week - he gets a lot more then the standard state pension as its made up of 3 parts the first
is the fact that he worked...
Forum: Politics 15-04-2014, 09:20
Replies: 96
Views: 3,270
Posted By Madamfluff
I hope the poster was being tongue in cheek but...

I hope the poster was being tongue in cheek but yes a lot of people call the contribution based pension entitlement a 'benefit'
Forum: Politics 15-04-2014, 08:50
Replies: 671
Views: 16,585
Posted By Madamfluff
[/B] I cant drive due to very poor eyesight and...

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I cant drive due to very poor eyesight and bad co-ordination my local bus is mainly used by pensioners during the day and the bus service have already 'tagged' it as not being cost effective -...
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