WE hear a lot of sentimental nonsense about old people. But would it really have been a bad thing to clear a few hundred thousand out in late 2020? We investigate.
Everyone knows the stereotype of the elderly: twinkling eyes, handing out Bourbons and wise advice, requiring no more maintenance than cups of tea and trips to the lavatory.
But, sadly, this image only exists in the minds of the young, the woke, and those inferior minds warped by socialism. In the Britain of 2023, it is a very different story.
Here, vicious old people lurk behind the doors of their subsidised housing, hissing, ready to strike like vipers at anyone who sensibly suggests reducing their sacred triple lock.
No longer reliably xenophobic or sensibly warmongering, the pensioner of today is no more or less than a parasite. Claiming benefits, refusing to work, heating their houses like a cannabis farm and demanding we pay.
They busy themselves running steam railways and attending watercolour classes as if they have earned the right. None followed Captain Tom’s brave example by raising millions for the NHS then selflessly passing on rather than drain it.
So when a certain ex-prime minister suggested Covid was nature’s way of dealing with the scourge of the old, was he right as always? Well, it would ease pressure on the public purse. The housing crisis would be over. We wouldn’t need immigrants for care homes.
But Boris baulked at letting the virus rip when he realised the full scale of the tragedy – the unfair and aspiration-crushing 40 per cent inheritance tax still imposed on our country would have punished millions of innocents.
So first repeal that. Then buy a new brew of Covid from China and let’s sweep those old crocks into the dustbin of history.