I have been an activist for 70 years. I’ve organised unions, rent strikes, antiwar marches and anti-fascist blockades, and gone on international solidarity visits to socialist countries.
In recent years, I am proud to say, the Greater London Pensioners (of which group I am chair) have taken to the streets with UKUncut, Disabled People Against Cuts, Fuel Poverty Action, and even anti-fracking camps such as Reclaim the Power in Balcombe and Blackpool. Pensioners are part of the movement for justice and equality in the UK.
Living standards are approaching 1930s levels in the UK today.
He’s a complete fucking nutter.
We can make all sorts of complicated arguments about inequality, relative poverty and so on but the claim that living standards are like the 30s is simply nonsense.