PENSIONERS face cuts to their universal benefits whoever gains power at the next General Election, Nick Clegg has predicted, describing the forthcoming poll as the "first full-blown scarcity election".
PENSIONERS face cuts to their universal benefits whoever gains power at the next General Election, Nick Clegg has predicted, describing the forthcoming poll as the \"first full-blown scarcity election\".
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The Deputy Prime Minister said he would be "gobsmacked" if any responsible party sought to retain entitlements like winter fuel payments and free television licences for millionaires.
He said: "Any political party who goes into the next General Election committing to not touch a single hair on the head of benefits for the most affluent pensioners in this country will be found out very quickly."
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