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No big benefits from bus passes

The iconic free bus pass is not, as we keep being told, a "universal benefit", since those under 60 are excluded.

And far from benefiting the over 60s, it encourages them to think that their time is up, that they are too old and stupid to select their own mode of travel, and that they bear no responsibility for the fact that neither they nor the government have planned an adequate retirement pension.

TREVOR PATEMAN

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