Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Fred Bowers


Break dancing Britain's Got Talent pensioner Fred Bowers has benefits cut.

Mr Bowers, 73, amazed the show's judges and millions of viewers with his body-popping displays, which included spinning on his head.
But the Department for Work and Pensions was less impressed – because he was still claiming £50 a month in Motability allowance.
Now the money, which was used to pay for his car, has been stopped after officials decided he no longer qualified for the payouts.
They launched an investigation into Mr Bowers, of Sutton Bonnington, near Loughborough, Leicester, who claims he has a bad leg, after a tip-off.
He could also be stripped of his £70 a week disability benefit, which is still being reviewed following his appearance on the show.
But the ex-soldier has remained defiant after revealing his star turn has secured him bookings for almost every day of the week.
Well, I guess Fred found out that you can't have your cake and eat it. On the face of it , if he is able to breakdance, then he shouldn't be claiming disability benefit, but who knows what his disability is? I have noticed that in this counrty, the more you do for yourself, the more you are penalised! Especially if you are not a member of any ethnic minority.

1 comment:

Carolann said...

Or a member of parliament!