One of these things is not like the others.
“We will keep the winter fuel allowance. Let me take this opportunity to say very clearly to any pensioner … You know you are getting letters from the Labour Party that say the Conservatives would cut the winter fuel allowance, would cut the free bus travel, would cut the free television licence.
“These statements by Labour are quite simply lies. I don’t use the word ‘lie’ very often, but I am using it today because they are lies.
David Cameron, March 23rd 2010.
“We will protect key benefits for older people such as the winter fuel allowance, free TV licences, free bus travel, and free eye tests and prescriptions.”
Coalition Policy Programme, May 2010.
“…spending Mr Duncan Smith wants to pare back includes £2.7bn of winter fuel payments, a universal benefit paid to the over-60s that Mr Cameron made a conspicuous pledge to keep in the election campaign and coalition policy manifesto.”
The Financial Times, today.