The title of this blog isn’t a joke. This was the impression Edwina Currie was trying to give me when I complained that the rise in employment figures, trumpeted by this government today as a deflection from its other problems, was masking the numbers of people on zero hours contracts or fake self-employment.
I took a screengrab of her Tweet in case she was thinking of deleting it.
She’s on low pay and she receives benefits? I doubt that. As the poster below remarks, she receives a generous final salary pension to which all former MPs are entitled. Although she may not be, in her words “filthy rich”, she has the kind of income that many pensioners can only dream of. Her appearance on I’m A Celebrity netted her a cool £100,000. As for her appearances on the BBC, let’s put it this way: she won’t be earning peanuts. Currie and her second husband also own two (possibly more) properties.
I’d be very interested in what benefits she’s receiving. One thing is for certain, it isn’t Universal Credit.
Maybe she thought I wasn’t old enough to remember the ‘salmonella in eggs‘ story or her four year affair with John Major. Whatever the case, Ms Currie is playing fast and loose with the facts. Plus ça change, plus la même chose.
If Currie thinks her pension isn’t enough for her to live on, maybe she could get a job at her local supermarket? Just a thought.
3 responses to “Edwina Currie: Just Another Poor Pensioner”
Not to mention the simple fact that the DWP pretends anyone who has been sanctioned is working.
never bought the affair story, pure pokelore, just another of her desperate self-publicity shots, making two spectacular mediocrities viable and get a TV career for herself, like Doris Karloff did. Image wise, it could be used in sex addition treatment. Would have 100% success rate.
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