Yet figures released today show that, on average, people are living longer and longer.
Today's 20-year-olds are three times more likely to live to 100 than their grandparents and twice as likely as their parents, official figures show.This trend has been going on for many years and there’s no sign of it slowing down, let alone reversing. And I’ve got a good idea who is drawing reasonable scientific conclusions and who is engaged in irresponsible scaremongering.
And a baby born in 2011 is almost eight times more likely to reach their 100th birthday than one born 80 years ago.
A girl born this year has a one-in-three chance of reaching 100 years old and boys have a one-in-four chance.
The only timebomb we really need to worry about is the pensions one.