A Government Spokesman said today:
"We are very happy about the recent poll results. It shows, as expected, that most of the elderly have taken to the idea of heating there homes by opening the freezer door."
In November 2011, the Government Flyer "Make the most of what you have when you are very old and useless to us anyway you bunch of foggies", was at first met with doubt.
It seems however that most elderly people have taken to the idea of heating their homes by using appliances they already have and at that same time reducing heating costs, as mentioned in a calculation published in the flyer.
Bill and Emily Stevens (87 and 76) from Portsmouth agreed that it had really inproved their lives:
"It's a lot warmer in the kitchen now, we had a cup of tea the other day without wearing gloves. Quite exciting really, first winter in years!"
The idea came from the Government Think Pool "Millenium Warm Up". After various studies, the freezer idea was finally accepted as being the best method. The pool was funded by skimming pensions, which raised a total of 78 million pounds.
Another pool is currently working on the idea of making shovels out of old pots so that OAPs can dig their own graves.