I have only just read that the National Insurance fund we pay into for pensions has been raided by successive governments to reduce the National Debt. Note, this was done by all the major parties when in government. This is partly why we have the meanest pensions in Europe and why the pensions of WASPI women were deferred, governments claiming they did not have enough money in the kitty to pay the monies needed. Governments should come clean and we should pay higher tax or cut other things not pensions. The public should know where their monies are going. Clear statements in manifestos would allow people to know what they are paying for. Transparency is needed.
Badpuss, do you think that the newspapers will report on this?? It will really be something if the government of any political parties are totally honest with the voting population. The state pension is appalling, our pensioners (oops that includes us) don't have enough to pay their bills. For people to have to choose between keeping warm or eating, it's not right. The politicians seem to have their fingers in many pies, getting high salaries, food allowance, second home benefits. Don't get me started on the blummin duck house!
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