Rant- Recently, my uncle was diagnosed with cancer, consequently having to retire from his job as a mechanic. He now has no source of income apart from his pit pention of Â£80 a week (by pit pension I mean he was a coal miner from 14 years old therefore he gets a bit of extra on his pension). Having worked 7 days a week all his life and never parting with a penny without a good reason (being born and bread yorkshire) he's got a bit of brass in the bank. Because of this his claims for benefits now that he's out of work have been denied, the excuse being that he has enough money to live off. The reason he's claiming is to make sure his old lass isn't out of pocket when the tw@t that is cancer beats him. I do understand the reason for the denial, what i don't understand is how a man who's worked to the bone for 60odd years is punished for it. But a young chav who can't be arrsed gettin a job can easily attain his dole money, probably put straight towards his next fix. Or indeed an immigrant could do the same (I've nowt against immigrants but them claiming benefits I believe to be a bit cheeky). There's a good example of our government today. Rant over.