Generation Y: the demographic the budget forgot
Appearance: A red box of broken dreams and orphans’ tears.
Oh dear, I’m not going to like this, am I? Well, it depends – are you a pensioner?
No. Do you have a job?
I’m applying for lots of them. Do you have thousands of pounds in savings?
Course I bloody don’t. Then no, you’re not going to like it.
Ugh. Lay it on me. It’s a budget “for savers”, and people with savings tend to be old people. In fact, scratch that – given that times are hard all round, people with savings tend to be rich old people.
I’m amazed a Tory chancellor would only cater to the old and rich. Indeed. This budget is an absolute dream for pensioners.
“When two people try any form of cuddling in the “spoons” arrangement, the rear party invariably ends up with an “awkward arm”, which, wherever they put it, will be crushed beneath one body or the other. “It usually leads to wishing arms could be pulled off and then put back on afterwards,” says lilyrandall. Specially made beds with arm holes in them might be a more practical solution.”