Tuned in for debate about TV licences for over-75s | Letters
Readers respond to Gordon Brown’s article on Theresa May’s broken promise to older pensioners
Gordon Brown is right to highlight the hypocrisy of the Conservatives in reneging on their election pledge to maintain 75-plus pensioners’ free TV licences, at least for the duration of this parliament, and their sheer unconstitutional effrontery in delegating the decision to the BBC (Theresa May’s broken promise to the over-75s, 2 January).
However, I cannot agree that there are civil liberties issues in means-testing pensioners for their eligibility for the free licence. I am 81. Like many of my age group, I have a work-related pension which, in addition to my state pension, allows me to live very comfortably. I do not need the free TV licence (nor the winter fuel allowance).
Source: Guardian Transport