Call to strip wealthy OAPs of fuel payout: Former Tory Cabinet minister said it is "bonkers" to give rich pensioners benefits

Call to strip wealthy OAPs of fuel payout: Former Tory Cabinet minister said it is 'bonkers' to give rich pensioners benefits | UPDATED: 02:16 GMT, 28 November 2012 Austerity: Baron Patten said there would be no political backlash if George Osborne was to cut benefits for wealthy pensioners Winter fuel payments and free TV licences for well-off pensioners should be axed, a former Tory Cabinet minister said last night.