08 February 2011
Pensioner travels on train
The Telegraph has reported that a pensioner caught the the scheduled 10.59 First Capital Connect service from King's Lynn to King's Cross, London. The pensioner was making her way from her home on an estate, near King's Lynn, to her pied a terre in London.
First Capital Connect said the pensioner, 84, travelled first class at the front of the four-carriage train and would have paid £47.20 - or £31.50 if she used a senior citizens' railcard. The train left on time and arrived in London at 12.32 - a minute earlier than scheduled.
Iain Duncan Smith, secretary of state for work and pensions stated "There have been a number of instances recently where pensioners have been caught spending lavishly. It is clear that pensions are too large and should be slashed forthwith"
The pensioner, who wished only to be identified as Liz W, responded to the suggestion saying "Up yours oik, I'm the Queen". Her comment was by what can only be described as an obscene gesture