The author before treatment for colour-blindness
Coincidently, I’ve just been fitted with new ‘intermediate’ specs so I can write this blog without squinting. My varifocals were no use for that bit in the middle, between reading and driving. What about trifocals? Anyhow, the test was free.
I used to take some medication, that was free too. I wonder, if that’s still the case? This answer to a parliamentary question on Monday 24th March, 2019, should help:
What, it’s all free? My mum takes umpteen pills. That’s free too?
It’s not fair, she doesn’t pay any tax at all whereas, I, with my hard-earned teacher’s pension have to pay an EXTRA £20 every year. Free prescriptions, bus pass, free university tuition for my four bairns, free care for my mum, and the top NHS, but they want £20 extra income tax for it? I don’t know.