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My Times Thunderer: "Baby boomers had it so easy? My mum might beg to differ"

“I wish I could get Mum to understand how lucky she is to be part of that gilded generation of baby boomers who had a “free” education, a perfect NHS, cheap housing and who now sit in their mortgage-free piles laughing at the plight of the young. Unfortunately, she has no idea. This is perhaps related to the fact that she has early-onset Alzheimer’s, meaning most of her private pension goes on her care and a substantial amount of her state pension is swallowed by the service charges at the sheltered housing where she lives, selfishly depriving young people of the same opportunity…”

Read the rest of my new Times Thunderer here (£ paywall)


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