You can pretty much predict it if you look at the demographics. I don’t need to because of the luck I have experienced all my life.
Basically, by the time I’m eligible to draw my state pension and become part of ‘the grey vote’ that has been favoured over all others for years, the largest voting block will be the millenials who are going to come looking for payback for their costly education and savage curtailing of travel freedoms, and the general selfishness of pension settlements they can never hope to see themselves as well as the ruining of the economy and the selling off of assets to line the pockets of the one generation.
So, I’ll get stuffed by Westminster at that time, as I was stuffed when I believed them about freedom of movement and as I was stuffed when my first 4 years of working life were completely wasted after training for an engineering career which the Tories threw away with the bathwater.
I’m so unlucky that if I try to get a special ‘retired persons’ visa that would help me with some of the freedom of movement stuff that it actually states in big letters that IF YOU WERE BORN BEFORE 196X then click here for much better terms!
You guessed it, I was born in 196X and NOT 196X-1 or any other earlier year. missed out by about 100 days, just as when my 25 year endowment matured, that I was going to use to pay for a new home abroad, the Brexit referendum happened 1 month previously and my money was suddenly worth 20% less. Out by 33 days after 25 years.
As I’ve said here before, Westminster has always screwed me, yet I’ve managed to survive and thrive, especially on the back of EU grants given to the poorest areas of the EU after Westminster had denied them cash to improve their infrastructure. I had to work hard to earn the money, but at least the EU gave us a chance and we took it with both hands and were very grateful.
Thank you, EU. Your vision is so much wider than that of Westminster’s.