This Margaret Thatcher did because she did not believe in the role of the State, she believed in privatisation, and Charities.
Then after 18 years, of basic Thatcherism, the public's eyes had been finally opened and what the public thought were a "Labour" Government were elected to reverse the policies that had been set in place.
The problem was that Tony Blair and Gordon Brown kept in place fundamental Thatcherism, because in order to get into power, they needed the vote of the self centred middle classes.
However because "New" Labour under Blair and Brown spent money without increasing taxation on the rich, they built up a deficit, and of course the media played on this.
Then we had another general election, and guess what ?, the Tory's under Cameron managed to get votes from their selfish and misguided supporters, and the consequence of this remains with us for anther few years re- the coalition.
To say I feel sorry for the elderly, is an understatement, because since the 80's our elderly people have been treated worse than muck, and we have done nothing about it, and still dont do anything about it.
But I do not feel sorry for any other sector of society as jobs are lost and pensions are withering, because as far as im concerned, we British get everything we deserve, because the only time we moan is when things effect us personally, but by then its all to late.
Tory voters in this country should hang their heads in shame at what Thatcher did, and what Cameron is doing.
Our War veterans must be wondering why they bothered to fight.
And think about this, with all these strikes, our pensioners who are still being ignored in favour of self interest, are on a State pension worth less than £6,000 a year, yet the oldest of these fought for this country.
Ashamed ? We bloody well should be.