if I remember correctly the annual pension increase was based on CPI which this year is going to be very high so the pension increase would have been astronomical and would appear very generous compared to the young who also suffered during Covid and lockdowns etc plus cant afford to rent or buy.
The triple lock literally locked the govt into that situation and I suspect that they have judged that they have to balance the shouty young/potential strike action and worse against the old and bold
- the debt burden the country is now in requires some firm handling and I highly suspect that there will be many other 'stealth' taxes and cuts being quietly rolled out. the trouble is, what do you do? despite what the socialists and Nicola sturgeon say , there is no such thing as free money and that debt just rolls onto our children and grandchildren
Fair comment but you didn't hear my generation whinge and moan about us picking up the tab for two world wars and countless other small wars during the last century.
Perhaps if kids were allowed to learn British history instead of everyone else's.