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Pensioners fuming over government ‘theft’


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Poll: Pension age (17 member(s) have cast votes)

Should men and women have the same pension age?

  1. Yes (13 votes [76.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 76.47%

  2. No (4 votes [23.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

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#1 BigMouth

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:35 PM

{mod edit] poll added [/mod edit]

 

 

https://www.shetnews...vernment-theft/

 

So we have women complaining about how they were discriminated against in the workplace, then when discrimination is addressed and they get to retire at the same age as men, that's not right either.  Come on ladies, you seem to want it all ways around.



#2 Frances144

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:59 PM

Changing the goalposts is not discrimination. It is downright dishonest.

#3 Davie P

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:10 PM

I just followed this link in the article. It tells you how old you'll be when you can claim your pension based on your birthday

 

Check your State Pension age

 

I'm not sure I'll make it to pension age if I have to wait that long!



#4 BigMouth

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:16 AM

Women usually live 6 to 8 years longer than men. They should be retiring later. I voted for males and females to retire at the same time, because I agree with equality, and I'm a push-over. There is a certain irony in the story that the complainant's mother is 92. That's 32 years of retirement.

Frances, I agree, the government are dishonest. Our (UK) MPs will all retire on thick pensions, after a well paid career with a sufficiently lax expenses system to be able to enable the purchase of duck houses, heating for their stables, and to have their moats cleaned, all on the taxpayers bill. To many this was their job on the side of a more lucrative career in the law, or multiple directorships or penning column inches for the newspapers.

#5 George.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:12 AM

^How can you justify one sex retiring at a different age than the other?


Edited by George., 12 January 2019 - 10:33 AM.


#6 BigMouth

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:13 AM

Men work in harder jobs and die younger ^

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:31 PM

^The justification being?



#8 BigMouth

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:21 PM

See above

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:59 AM

Quote from the link...

"AROUND 40 angry people, mostly women born in the 1950s, turned up at Islesburgh on Friday afternoon for a public meeting organised by Isles MP Alistair Carmichael on state pension changes that have “ruined” the retirement plans of thousands of women and couples approaching pension age."

Did anyone mention the fact that meeting organiser Alistair Carmichael MP was part of the government that introduced these changes, moreover as a government whip he personally would've made sure his colleagues voted for it?
Brass neck springs to mind!

Edited by Capeesh, 13 January 2019 - 08:04 AM.

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#10 Colin

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:52 AM

A "party" man trying to make his electorate think that he is looking after ther interests.



#11 Urabug

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:36 PM

Women have been demanding equal rights with men for years,but the way this is being implemented is not fair.


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#12 George.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 02:56 PM

A "party" man trying to make his electorate think that he is looking after ther interests.

Which half of his electorate is he claiming to look after the interests of?



#13 Colin

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:04 PM

Who said anything about half?   Seems to me that he is trying to con as many as possible.  Helped create the problem and then tries to present himself as the "champion" who can help fix it..



#14 BigMouth

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 08:15 AM

Women have been demanding equal rights with men for years,but the way this is being implemented is not fair.


Life's not fair. I should have been born rich rather than good looking!
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#15 Pleepsie

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 10:16 PM

For 40 years, since I started work at the age of 15 I was told I would retire at the age of 60. I paid my stamp, and all contributions - then 9 years ago, I was, without consultation, told my retirement age was now increased to 66. All my planning was worthless. I have been robbed of over £50,000. I have no problems with pension equality, but it should be something you are aware of, not to suddenly have the goal posts moved without giving you the chance to re-arrange your retirement plans. It is not a case of women whinging, but a real kick in the teeth. Also remember that women born in the 50s had no access to company pensions, and often lost out because they stayed at home to raise families. Plus employers would often refuse to employ married women - hard to believe nowadays! Do not look at this problem through 2019 specs!
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