Letter: Shropshire Star (not one of mine)
This was also in tonight's Shropshire Star. Can't see H Taylor getting far while there's a Scottish transport minister unfortunately.
Pensioners demand travel pass equality
We who have tried to get answers from politicians know how difficult this can be.
What I've been trying for is an answer to why people of 60 years of age and over, here in England, have been made second class citizens to our two other partners in Britain, let alone Europe.
In Wales over 60s receive free Road and Rail travel the length and breadth of their country. Scotland will receive the very same service from April 2006, yet here in England, in many areas, we will be stuck with free road travel in a 10-mile radius, then have to pay to travel further.
This is not what we require, we need equality. The Government funded theirs, so they should fund the same service for England.
We must demonstrate now, so that every person can participate, everyone must take up the pen and write to Tony Blair and tell him in no uncertain terms that they are not prepared to sit hack and be treated as second class citizens. We all pay the same taxes by stealth or otherwise and we demand the same services.
This information will be sent to our national and regional pensioners' organisations who I am in contact with on a regular basis.