Not-so-golden oldies

The Observer - - Comment & Analysis -

We rightly re­spect and ad­mire peo­ple stay­ing fit and healthy into their 80s and 90s (“We ap­plaud the ac­tive old but if they carry on for ever, the young may lose out”, Com­ment, last week).

How­ever, in the con­text of em­ploy­ment, this most def­i­nitely means that the young are los­ing out.

The self­ish at­ti­tude of those such as John Simp­son, imag­in­ing him­self to be ir­re­place­able, merely ex­em­pli­fies this. The gov­ern­ment’s threats re­gard­ing pen­sion­able age are also a kick in the teeth to youth. Surely 50 years of work­ing life is enough; af­ter that, get out of there! Mark Bris­tow Llantwit Ma­jor, Vale of Glam­or­gan

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