Revealed: The £271 billion “rape” of the National Insurance Fund that deprived 50s women of their state pension

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Guy Opperman – the current pension minister who says it is too expensive to pay the 50s women.

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The fact that 50s women  were robbed of their pensions  by raising the pension age is undeniable. But the biggest argument against putting this right has been the cost – a fact perpetually used by the present pensions minister, Guy Oppenman, who quotes the £70 billion plus figure.

Recently I discovered that successive governments had taken a decision  NOT to top up the fund as originally proposed by William Beveridge when the welfare state was set up in 1948.

What I did not know was how much money was lost. Now thanks to an extraordinary paper prepared for the National Pensioners Convention by a social security expert Tony Lynes,and still on the web, I now know. And it is staggering. You can read it here.

The paper written 12 years ago by a man I personally knew as a fount of all knowledge on the benefit system  when I was social services correspondent on the Guardian. He sadly died, aged 85, in a car accident in 2014. There is an appreciation of him in The Guardian here.

His calculation from beyond the grave is that for every year that the government decided not to contribute to the fund it was deprived of £11.3 billion. As he says: “Restoring the supplement at its pre-1981 level would bring an extra £11.3 billion a year into the Fund, enough to meet the gross cost of a £109 per week basic pension.”

We now know that virtually no money was paid into the fund by the Treasury for around 24 years from 1990 to 2014. I calculate – and this will be a conservative estimate – because it doesn’t count the reduced contributions post 1981 – that an amazing £271 billion  yes billion  extra would have been in the fund.

This would pay  more than three times over the money due to the women – and even allowed higher  state pensions for everybody else now.

Why this didn’t happen is because politicians of all three major parties took a decision not to do this. They took the decision knowing that their Parliamentary and ministerial pension pot would mean they would be some of the wealthiest pensioners in the land when they came to retire. And the taxpayer would foot their bills.

They decided the pain should fall on the electorate instead. In 1995 they knew  all the arguments about people living longer and that money paid out in state pensions would go up.

They  could have changed the rules and informed the Government Actuary  Department that they would deliberately build up a surplus in the fund – so it could pay out as people lived longer without changing the pension age.

Instead they chose the cheapest  route – raise the pension age so they won’t have to subsidise the fund- but try and keep mum so the women wouldn’t realise what they were doing.

The villains are the late Lady Thatcher, John Moore, Kenneth Clarke, Sir John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Steve Webb and Guy Opperman. There are many others who stood by and did nothing. That is why 50s women have been left in this situation today.

 

 

510 thoughts on “Revealed: The £271 billion “rape” of the National Insurance Fund that deprived 50s women of their state pension

  1. No doubt the robbing government will hope all of us will die before reaching and enjoying our retirement it’s criminal what they have done although for the majority of us 50’s women have worked 46 years plus doesn’t seem to count for much…

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    • Disgusting, I had paid full contributions by 2012, should have had my pension this May, and trying to get a job at 60 is almost impossible and do their wives have to work at 60+. All my plans are now ruined, and until age 55 I expected my pension at 60…..they don’t know the despair and upset this has caused!

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      • Same as me,worked from 16 years old and paid in for 35 years, paid up in 2010 – due to retire in December, made redundant, can’t get a job at 59 years old. Now they tell me I won’t even get a full pension when I finally retire at 66.

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      • It’s not that they don’t know – it’s that they don’t CARE! We are only drones and not to be mistaken for people to these leeches.

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      • I agree. I’m 61 and only found out on Facebook when I was 58 that I couldn’t retire at 60 but would have to work 6… yes 6 more years. I’d taken a low paid job in my 50’s as my health was failing, believing I could manage until 60. I’m now struggling to walk but I have no choice, my plans to relax and look after my health are in tatters. I dread waking up in the morning…as do more and more women.

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      • They do Jayne….they just don’t give a stuff that they have wrecked our future for which we have worked and contributed towards since 1974 !!…Faceless pension rich politicians….disgusting across all Parties.
        Mo.

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      • So the government put the pensions regulator in place to ensure schemes are managed properly and receive contributions and yet they have squandered our money as though it was their own. Just a load of thieves and as its been so many years we can’t blame one party its all of them!

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      • In this day and age of equality how do you think males felt when women got their state pension 5 years earlier than them purely because of their gender

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      • Yes the same for me I am 63 in October I have just been made redundant but got to look for work as I cannot retire until my 66th birthday.
        Absolutely demoralising having to go to job centre at my age……….But what can I do………

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    • Disgusting . I’m fuming . these people are all in it for themselves they are all Vampires sucking the life out of us 50’s women ,while they are getting greedier and richer ,most of us are getting poorer . Where do they get that we are living longer from ,i lost my husband 5 years ago at the young age of 57 since then the cemetery on the side where he is buried is full ,some are younger and the few that are older are in their late 70’s .

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      • I also lost my husband at 58. He had worked all them years and paid into the pot. Where has his pension gone because it won’t come to me so where will it go. I myself have worked since I was 15 and still can’t have my pension until 2020. It’s called fraud. Thought you got sent to prison for this . It’s illegal.

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      • Mine was 52 when he died in 2006 now l find that you don’t get 100% of his contributions now gone down to 50% . And it not automatically given s before you have to apply. Like begging

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    • There is a solution, move somewhere like Canada and take your UK Pension which will be worth double there. So its a win win, you get your pension and the UK loses all its Retiree spending taxes. Its the best way to Screw the Government over for what they did to all those women.

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      • The only issue with living in Canada (and other countries where there is no mutual agreement on pensions) is that your UK pension will never change even when those in the UK and other countries with an agreement get an increase. The slump in the pound since Brexit doesn’t help either . However I should not complain as it is worth it to live here!

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      • Really, you are not very bright……did you know that by living in Canada your pension is not index linked – hence no rises . Also that you will be hit with Canadian Taxes on it?

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      • Unfortunately, you won’t get double any more thanks to the folly of Brexit that has heavily devalued the pound.

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      • But trying to get into Canada, Australia or anywhere decent is hopeless – they won’t let you in. And why would they when we are ageing and having health problems. Not the best.

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      • Wait until the EU falls apart – the EU will take a big hit then, that is if Germany and other major EU countries haven’t gone back to their former currencies by then. The EU won’t like our exports being cheaper so the pound will get stronger again – just like magic!

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      • Be careful!! There are a number of countries (Commonwealth) which include Canada, Australia South Africa and others where a UK pension will be frozen in the hands of the recipient at the amount first granted. Mike Uk pensioner living in South Africa

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    • It is so easy to steal from women, they are used to be second class anyway, they don’t matter, they don’t need the money as they have a husband to look after them, if not they can just stop eating for six years. I had made my plans and my pension forecast said I was to retire in 2014 and then someone said “I’ve heard it’s been changed” News to me!!! So I have managed on my savings. Like so many others. And then it changed again and postponed my date by another year and a half . Not fair!!!

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      • It breaks my heart to know while struggling to buy a house bring my children up as stoic citizens who all have worked and paid never need benefits that these people who I know through media all my life, just did it for their own fame & fortune while acting like they cared. My mom & dad would be so let down after struggling after the war and teaching us how to behave and trust our governments . Now I just feel used and do not know how I can trust anyone in politics now to care about services that need more money/staff etc. What do I tell my grandchildren and my children that people in government don’t care x

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    • I SO agree with your comments Carolyn Watson – the Governments have stitched us up good and proper – meanwhile securing their own future

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      • None of my immediate family members have lived past 65. Mum was 64 when she died, Dad 65 and my brother 61. I’m 61 next month and unable to claim my pension for a further 5 years ….. I’ll be lucky to make it to retirement! All my family has worked and paid NI tho my mum only paid a half stamp which meant she couldn’t retire till dad did … she never made it! So out of my whole family the only one to have claimed any pension at all, after years and years of contributions, was my dad…… he claimed for 2 months then he died. Not sure how the politicians believe were all living longer!

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    • My husband passed away in 2011 at 62 years old, he never got a penny of his pension. I was born 1956 had cancer 4 years ago but cant retire, not sure i will ever get mine as well. We both started working and paying into the system at 15 years of age.

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      • So sorry for your loss, my Husband passed away too aged 58. My blood is boiling, I found out via Facebook about having to work until I’m 66 when it was announced. We had plans, but all taken away. I too got nothing, was informed when my State pension is due a calculation would be made which includes his pension. I’m certain the government want us to work until we drop dead so all win situation for them, 2 lots of pension money unclaimed should I die before 66 – millions of us in the same boat. Like yourself we both paid in since we were 15, it’s criminal what they have done to us. What about our time for us and family, we brought our kids up working full time, missed first’s of everything as they were growing, I’m 63 and have missed my grandchildrens first’s Something / someone needs to be held responsible for this theft and unfair treatment of us born in the 50’s.

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    • IT is nothing more than culling as many of 50s born women as possible before they get a chance of retirement .. So many of these women have already worked 46 years , raised a family , there was no equal pay when 50s woman started work & they are still having to pay into a corrupt system . Absolutely shameful , .

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      • Hi Jan

        I was born in 1954, have worked since leaving school at seventeen and according to my pension forecast will not get the full pension which I can’t understand why. I took voluntary redundancy three years ago as had I not, I most likely would have been made redundant due to a reorganisation in my then workplace. I have had two periods of six months work since through an agency but have now been unemployed since October 2017 and have applied for numerous jobs since to no avail – I am sure that this is due to my age, now 64+. I have received job seekers allowance which was paid for about 6 months and am now just signing for national insurance credits as I have been told that I have to continue to pay national insurance to reach my maximum pension of £155.72 until the end of April 2019!!!! I can’t understand this when I have already 49 qualifying years. My girlfriend is 4 years younger than me and was made redundant, she will get her state pension in 2023 and has been forecast to receive £175 per week. I can’t understand how there is such a difference in our forecasts. Also, she does not need to pay any more contributions. I did ring the Pension Advisory Service and asked them to explain but I am none the wiser though I think it is to do with being contracted out. My friend’s COPE is £47 and mine is £49 so there is not a lot of difference there but there is a difference of £90+ on the monthly forecasts!

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    • We should all be out protesting at this atrocity. Did these ministers think we wouldn’t notice or care? We should have all of them who know or knew stripped of their titles and their pensions stopped or confiscated to make up this massive shortfall and our pensions given back to us with interested added.

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    • I feel your pain, I was 60 in Feb 2018 and when I went to work at 16 the government told me if I paid tax and NIC for 35 years I would get a pension at 60, so much for that lie but the annoying thing is that if a private pension company had told me the same and did not pay out the Financial Ombudsman would be all over them, double standards or what?????

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    • Yes. Just ask me why I’m downsizing my house. Should have started receiving my pensions last January now to release some money I’m selling my house. Thieving “B@@@@@@@“. Absolute disgrace when I’ve paid full contributions since the age of 16 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

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    • Its not only the way they brought this in (should have been more phased) we lose all other benefits.. bus pass etc. I worked from age of 16 and no company offered me a private pension, then we were dumped on and pension age went up leaving no time to put another plan in place! I worked until 62 (the job wanted me out after age of 60 and bullied me out) so I now have no job, no pension. I do have a husband who worked 2 days a week and has now been given 5 days a week (thanks god) but travels 3 hours each day just to pay the bills it costs over £300.00 a month in petrol, long hours, some unpaid at times (needs to be done to keep a job) We should be compensated and things put right…. We are also blocking jobs for the young. The government say unemployment has gone down but its because they have kept the kids in school until 18 when they come out in a few years there will be even less jobs. Some people are happy and physically fit to continue until 66 but give them the choice. Its all unfair and badly planned!!!

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    • whats even worse is….i asked because i have paid full contributions? for like over 45 years – can i now stop paying as i’m not going to gain any more pension. My answer?…certainly NOT – you’re topping up someone else who hasn’t got enough for a pension!!!!!….You dont want to know my reply.

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    • Maybe we could ask for the support of the wives of these so called ministers!! or even the Queen could come down off her throne for a minute and see what her successive governments have done to the women of this country. Absolutely disgraceful and shameful.

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    • It seems that if you don`t work, won`t work, want to sponge off our tax money, you can live like lords, especially if you live in a council house. I know of somebody on benefits who go abroad each year, have a car, and copies her sister when she has something new in the house. Likewise, if you come here from foreign countries, and are not able to work, there`s a house, phone, car, and food on the table ready and waiting for them. Those of us that have worked all our lives have to get by on a government pension that doesn`t even cover the basics. I was born in 1949 and fortunate enough to have collected my pension from the age of sixty, and I`m so sorry for those who have to work until they drop. The system needs to be reformed, and a fairer system put into place. Unemployment benefit to those who genuinely cannot get work, but regardless of what the job is, even if you are a teacher who cannot find work, should be made to do anything on offer, until the government gives them help to find what it is they are qualified to do.

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    • I was born in 1954 I am now 64 and still having to work until the age of 66 yrs, 9 months and a few days. This is disgusting !!!!! So where has the money gone , if it hasn’t been put into the pension fund, who’s had it!!!!????? The bloody government they are ALL as bad as one another!!!,

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  2. Absolutely disgraceful if this was another employer they would be charged with theft and deception they have no shame the 1950s ladies have worked hard paid their dues and they expect to be treated fairly to be told the truth not to told a pack of lies.

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    • Old age pension is not a benefit …we have worked most off our life for the government to take it from us…I’m 63 and have to till I’m 66 for my pension

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      • Mary cameron Exactly! How dare they start calling our pension a benefit as if we are welfare scroungers. How dare they call people on benefits scroungers anyway when they are the worst scroungers in the country

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  3. We knew it thanks to David Hencke former Guardian Journalist for 33 years. What an absolute gift this article is and so sad the gent that exposed passed away in a road accident.
    we will all retweet this over and over Thankyou
    A 1950’s women who had no notice found out at 58 extra 6 yrs and not because I was informed but on grapevine

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  4. Then they need to be finding it to pay myself and the other 50s women the money which is rightfully ours It is not a benefit its our due. We paid in the money so they need to be paying out.

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  5. It is hard to believe that just a handful of inhuman humans have caused such trauma to so many millions, but…sadly, it has always been thus. It’s been thus because we, the 99% have ALLOWED it to be so, for centuries. The internet’s exposing them all…and for the first time we are being made aware of their ruthlessness and pure evii. THANK YOU for exposing them, yet again, David…and here’s to a Whole New World being created where every govt has to obey The People and not the other way around. They all need to take an Oath Of Office, staring with ‘First, do NO harm to The People’….and those who DO harm can then be removed instantly, BY The People. Together, we are so, SO strong and it is only in recent times that we have started to realize that. To quote Richie Havens “They Can’t Hide Us Anymore”…and neither can ‘they’ hide FROM us either. We are coming for them, every lousy, cruel, self-interested, lying, cheating politician..

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    • Unfortunately they are about to pass a law saying that those who fiddle expenses will not have their names published as it’s not nice to embarrass them. Poor poor rich wee souls.

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  6. Less than 2 years, or in some cases NO notice given and they knew back in 1995!!, no excuse for this….,and its not 18 months added as the government keep spouting its a WHOLE 6 YEARS, they will have stolen over £48K from my meagre pension which is the lowest in Europe, nothing but out and out theft £70 billion to put this right seems a drop in in the ocean considering how much they have stolen over these years

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  7. This is a national scandal !!!! These people should be hung for what they have done to us. Alternatively they should be arrested and charged with deception and fraud. Cannot believe what I am reading but knew there was some collusion between governments. Ashamed of this country and it’s dishonest governments.
    Prior

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  8. We all suspected that this is what happened ! Stealing from the pension fund ! May they all never sleep again at night !

    So many of us have now waited 3,4,5,6, years from our pension age. It’s a disgrace. Women , all women and men included are now verging on poverty 😡. Even more so the widows and widowers that were denied Widows pensions as well.
    It’s an absolute disgrace.
    We won’t go away, we want what we paid in for, working from the age of 15 years old , and having to work still now, many in I’ll health, and tired !
    WE WILL GET JUSTICE. !!!!!.

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  9. Working from age 15. Us 1950s. Paid up full national insurance. Pension should go to next of kin’s. Not government. We be dead before we get . Disgusting

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  10. They are all in it for themselves lining there own pockets and sod the rest of us they all should be brought to account for what they have done sooner rather than later And stripped of there massive pensions And don t worry (that’s if anybody is) they won t have to go to a food bank they can live of the rest of the money they have fiddled

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  11. Daylight robbery …. malpractice wrongful administrations…thieving… blatant wrong doing …..call it whatever you like … just goes to prove that it does not matter which party is in Government they are all the same …. Sgame on then

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  12. Absolutely scandalous. We were not given anything like enough notice to cover ourselves for this shortfall even if we had been financially able. Many women in their 50’s are really struggling. My sister who is chronically ill should retire in October. She will have to work at least another 8 yrs before she gets a penny. Many of us will be d ad before we claim a single penny of pension 😔

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  13. I think it should be given back to us we have paid in all our lives and now find we have to work until we’re 66 I will have worked 51 years while young girls are having babies so they don’t have to work and will never contribute plus all the immigrants who come here and get benefits the system is so unfair I personally will have lost £53.728 that’s if I live to be 66, I am very very angry as we were never told about it he change we should have received a sing for letter with a apology attached

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  14. As well as having defrauded women of their pensions Another nasty decision has been taken by a number of firms and this is it.Having worked for a number of years sometimes decades a woman now in 60s, is, due to age, unable to continue producing what they had years earlier, you would expect some sympathy from the company considering their long service.Nothing could be further from the truth, if the worker is unable to carry on then they will be sacked, being unable to work like a slave any more. No redudancy just job seekers. At 60 plus. Caring government we have. We are all right jack.Chris FaganPs Maybe someone should start compiling a list of companies having this policy

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

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  15. I am one of these 50’s ladies.
    who will have to wait an extra 6 years for my state pension. Which, when l started work, at 16. Was promised to me on my 60th birthday.
    When l get my pension, my husband will be nearly 80…
    Shame on them.

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    • I am 60s child (October) and until all this was thrashed open i expected to have the option to retire at 60. Now they day it is 66yrs and 7 months! I have been medically retired from my workplace for nearly a year now and so have my company pension to live on. Luke others i started working at 16 and expected to retire at 60 with full pension.

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  16. A number of manufacturers have adopted the policy that if a woman/worker is due to age unable to carry on producing what they had years before, they will be sacked. No redundancy just job seekers

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  17. Thank you at last someone realises we have been robbed not just robbed but they sneaked up and mugged us from behind no warning thank you once again for highlighting this

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  18. I’m absolutely disgusted with all that were and still are involved in robbing us 60s women .. and yet again line there own pockets with no one thought to those that should be getting what is rightfully theres … 😠😠😠😠😠

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  19. It was and still remains Theft by The Government. Its an absolute disgrace these politicians can retire early because of the past n present Government decided to literally RIP these women born in the fifties off big time. Shame on a those who decided to take this thieving action against women.

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  20. Perhaps now we know that they purposely and systematically robbed everyone of their pensions to protect their own, now would be a good time to remove the generous pensions they all receive and leave them with the same as everyone else…..at the same age. To say I am disgusted that ministers, who are voted in by people of this country to protect our lives and our rights, could rob from the fund we all have no choice but to pay into, doesn’t even scratch the surface. The people who made these changes and have since fobbed us off should now be made to leave their seats and forego the pensions they robbed us to obtain.

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  21. Thank you for exposing this most awful reason why we cannot have our due. This together with the deliberate policy of not telling us in 1995 shows the contempt they have for hard working ‘get on with’ 1950s women.

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  22. This is absolutly disgusting..daylight robbery..im a 50s born woman 6 yrs added to my pension age..i still have to work as im single now….looking at equity release to free up money so i can at least have some things i expected at my age…..i was given NO NOTICE from the DWP regarding these changes….only in the ladt 3 yrs have i realised…i hzve paid in full for 48 yrs….and still paying…and i will get the same state pension as someone who only has to have 35 yrs NI….to say im angry about the way i and 2.5 million pther women have been treated is an understatement!!!!

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  23. Thank you David, for this information, which distresses me even more knowing the real Facts! So, My burning question is – is there nothing can be done to correct this Biggest Robbery ever from the Government? How can this be possible for the Government to have committed a Crime of Robbery And getting away with it? Who in this Country can support us – 50s women to put this right?
    3 groups are Campaigning for a good few years but nothing Constructive is happening. These women are working so hard in their own time/money and it is very very sad indeed! People are dying waiting for their pension. If this is not the biggest Robbery then worst to come. The Government Must not get away with this!!!!

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    • They speak of great train robbery the gold bullion robbery these people have been imprisoned yet we have the great government robbery these people still free and never have been help accountable for there actions why are they getting away with this because it’s the government and they do what the like and still stealing from us cheats and thieves we should all get together and demand justice

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    • European court of justice only they can overnight the government
      But think the government are going to put a stop to this with brexit laws

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  24. As long as the government keep getting away with lies, thief, deception and lining their own pockets, they will keep doing it. There is no one in this country that can stand up to them, they are a law unto themselves.

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  25. it is pure robbery life givers care givers …women will die working along with everythinglelse we do which cannot simply be stopped care for everyone and get shafted yourself by those who should know better shame on you all..

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    • I think people are wakening up to British governments, so here are a few more facts on pensions.
      Here are the words of a person who worked in the treasury. ” Back in 2000, I worked at the Treasury on the Myners Review of Institutional Investment and discovered that the so-called Minimum Funding Requirement for UK defined benefit pension funds was not working properly. Firstly, the Government had itself assured pension scheme members that their pensions were completely safe and protected by law. The reality was that the MFR did not ensure there was enough money in UK pension schemes to pay all members’ pensions”.
      Article 8 of the EU Insolvency Directive requires member states to properly protect workers’ pensions. Britain had said the MFR would do this, but that was not true. source Money Marketing Ros Altmann 2016.
      This leaves us with a problem, we send people to represent us and make decisions on our behalf, I accept that. But surely they have no right to tell us down right lies, and take our pensions and make laws that guarantee the pensions of directors. Can we really trust our MP’s to act on behalf of the people/pensioners, sadly I am afraid not.

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  26. How can they blatantly steal hard earned money we have all worked so hard for and we should be entitled too!!!
    None of us 50s women agreed to for go retirement at 60 to work even longer after working since the age of 16 …. bloody disgusting

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  27. I have said from the beginning that the so called government have robbed us. This is theft, fraud, robbery and they should be prosecuted and made to pay us 50’s women the money we all paid over the past 40 years plus. They are all a bunch of crooks and out for themselves. No faith at all in any government. PAY UP you robbing B******ds……

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  28. It is our money that we have had to pay in during our working lives! Basically you the Government has stolen it from us the hard working people! You have squandered it irresponsibly ie paying Northern Ireland £billions as a bribe in order for you to stay in power! You discust me with your thieving hands and ways! The soonet our Jetemy Corbyn is Prime Minister the better!

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    • Jeremy Corbyn is the same, if you read the article you will see it was all political parties who agreed on this theft to fund their own pension, he is no different

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  29. What a set of complete w⚓️s not only do we have the worst pension in Europe the political elites are raiding the coffers. We need a new party who are willing to put this right as none of the popular parties give one shiny shite about us as long as they and their friends are ok. In other countries civil war would have broken out how can they get away with this ?

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  30. Well I think each and everyone of them should be made to pay money out of their own pocket as they gave stolen our money if we did that we would be in trouble why not them this is stealing

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  31. This is nonsense and you know it. If anyone is owed that money, it is those who were pensioners in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Their pensions did not keep up with earnings. Many of them spent their final years in poverty. How DARE you suggest that that money should have been saved for 1950s women, and even for the rest of us. It should have been given to those pensioners. The triple lock at least attempts to restore what they have lost – if they are alive long enough to receive it. But for those who have died, or who will die before their pensions catch up, that money will never be returned. I have told you all this already, and yet you repeat it again in this post. You are a despicable excuse for a journalist.

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    • ….says the woman who stated just a few days back that “Govt is made up of liars and cheats.”
      Odd that govt goes to financial/private pensions sector for advice on State Pension, eh? And pray, are you not PART of the financial/private pensions sector, Frances?
      The UK State Pension has been DELIBERATELY created (by your ‘profession’, surely?) to be AS complicated as possible, so that only the Financial Crooksk within it know how it works…and even some of those now struggle, SO complicated and crooked has it become.
      Yes, it’s appalling that State Pensions do NOT remain the same for all of us, throughout our last years, regardless of when we were born…and it’s a crime that many older people are still struggling on the even greater PITTANCE they were given as their State Pension.
      Oddly, you are perfectly CONTENT though, to see generations of women left without ANY STATE PENSIONS at all for 6/7 YEARS, because, going back to the conversation you were having where you stated govt made up of liars and cheats, on Twitter….because, EVERY GOVT since 1995 “DEFAULTED on their bond”, that ‘bond’ being their WORD, as in, for those not aware, “My word is my bond.”
      THEIR bond was that WE would have our State Pensions AT 60, same for every other woman given 60 as her State Pension age.
      Govt, made up of Liars & Cheats, as you say, has DEFAULTED on their BOND, Frances, as WELL YOU KNOW.
      You, madam, are a despicable excuse, even for a hypocrite, for no other hypocrite, save for those in government, has appalled me to the depths you have these past few years….
      “Govt is made up of liars and cheats.” – Frances Coppola
      INDEED, Madam, just such a shame that YOU stand RIGHT beside those LIars & Cheats, backing them all the way in sending us into Poverty and Suicide.
      They do say that Like Attracts Like………………….
      “Govt is made up of liars and cheats.” – Frances Coppola

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  32. What about the Uk pensioners living in in South Africa and robbed of any increase adjustment from day one. That is a nice catch, Winston Churchill’s son fought for it to be corrected without success, is Winston’s grandson aware of this theft. I am a 84 yr British pensioner domiciles in SAR

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  33. What about the Uk pensioners living in in South Africa and robbed of any increase adjustment from day one. That is a nice catch, Winston Churchill’s son fought for it to be corrected without success, is Winston’s grandson aware of this theft. I am a 84 yr British pensioner domiciles in SAR

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  34. After finding out 6 months before I was 60 that I had to wait another 6 years was gut wrenching. Also my sister who hasn’t worked for nearly 28 years will get nearly as much pension as me!!!! Why the hell have i worked all my life!!!!!

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  35. Nothing surprises me about all the politicians and their their leaders in the years past and present every party be it Tory or Labour have not got their constituents interests as the main priority they seem to forget we employ them to do what’s best for us all in Britain, its as if they are the chosen few that can do what they like to suit themselves maybe we need to make them answerable to us for all the mistakes and rediculous rules they have made

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  36. this is daylight robbery this is a crime commited against women and men as i am sure they will have raided mens pensions as well 😡more men need to be involved as they have wives sisters aunties who are being ripped of by the narcisstic elites that are running this country and getting away robbng us blind 🤬

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  37. No money has been saved because 50s women can no longer help care for elderly parents as they have to work to provide for themselves so social services are now pushed to breaking point trying to provide care the 50s women would have been able to give to their loved ones.

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  38. The extra money in the fund, if contributions had been kept-up, would have gone to pensioners at that time……and you forget that the money going into the fund is money being taken from people, thereby reducing economic activity. There are no winners here, just varying degrees of losers. The state pension is kept low so that those needing more (because of no savings/no extra pension) can claim means-tested benefits. A higher state pension basic would benefit those whose income is such that they regard the state pension as “pocket money”. So nothing much is going to change. And WASPI, at best, can only ever expect a means-tested solution. Whichever party is in power.

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  39. They should be charged with theft and fraud. It wasn’t the governments money to play about with, cheating , lying , thieving, baskets 😡😡

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  40. makes me absolutely furious .so long as they got there pension .same oh same oh .Fed right up with it .I say give me my pension 1957 born

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  41. Richelle E. Goodrich in ‘Smile Anyway’ wrote “There are far too many silent sufferers. Not because they don’t yearn to reach out, but because they’ve tried and found no one who cares.” I am 64 this year, I have worked from the age of 11, I was never notified about the change in pension age despite living in the same house for many years so I’m not hard to find. I have written, attended meetings, marched, met with my MP, gone to two Parliaments but found “no one who cares” about us who has been able to make a difference. Those in power had their needs met by robbing us of our money, self-respect, dignity, security and happiness – there surely has to be criminal or civil law which can be relied on to address the all round contempt which we women have been treated with by the various Governments which colluded to back-foot us. Given that all Prime Ministers regularly meet with the Queen I do wonder if she was aware of the situation or maybe they hid their financial deviance from her too?

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  42. What are they going to do about this now? There should be a law that makes them give every woman due their pensions now. No exceptions.

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  43. Disgusted at why they did this, all my plans went completely out the window, have to carry on working when planned to retire. I have paid national insurance contributions since I was fifteen and a half so to me more than entitled to it at sixty years of age.

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  44. It’s so wrong! Even as a conservative estimate, I’ve lost around £35k! Luckily, I’m fit and able, and successfully self employed. Others are not so fortunate. It’s not the principle of the raised pension age I have a problem with, it’s the suddenness. Women couldn’t prepare. And this is not equality!

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  45. These thieves should be jailed. End of. If we stole that amount of money we would be sent away for years and years. Double figures at least. Why should they be allowed to steal from everyone who trusted them. It was a case of I’m all right and have secured my future, self everyone else. When are the British people gonna stop sitting back and allowing these scumbag thieves to tread on us like we are nothing. JAIL, JAIL, JAIL THE BODY LOT OF THEM.

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  46. I am one of those women. This does not surprise me at all unfortunately. I have had to use my savings as I couldn’t work past 60 because of I’ll health. I am now going to be living in £164 per week thanks to these vile, greedy people. Our government shows more thought for immigrants and sustaining foreign aid than looking after it’s own pensioners. Shame on every one of you.

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  47. This is disgraceful , the pond life that took this from us will never have to worry about their pension, because we’ve subsidised it !!! Makes my blood boil , I am 64 now and still having to have to work full time as I am the bread winner as my Husband has Cancer . I hope they rot in hell selfish pigs all of them always overpaid for doing nothing for us!!!!

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  48. Dig deeper find out the ministers who actually authorised the refusal to pay into the fund and if there is a criminal basis recover from them or their estate as you would any other thief or criminal because that is what they are COMMON THIEVES !!! The concept of personal liability has been introduced into law apply it !!!!!

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  49. They just want us to die before we get any pension. I stated work 14/8/72 my 15th Birthday the deal was I work pay my tax and could retire 14/8/17 I kept my part if the deal. I may not live to 66 like many others who have been worked into the ground.

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    • Aye,I fully agree ….but the money to pay for the migrants and illegal immigrants had to come from somewhere… why not steal it from the British public!!!!

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  50. We have been robbed of our pensions. I wasnt informed in any way that my retirement age was rising to 63. When I found out from a work colleague I didn’t believe her I hadn’t received anything from the government! I changed my job to something less physical only to be told by another work colleague (again no letter from the government) that my retirement age was rising to 66!!! I am now nearly 64 I have paid my dues and have paid in enough to claim a full pension. Who is my money going to now then. It’s disgraceful and wouldn’t be allowed to happen to any other minority group of any colour or creed.

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  51. I worked since i was 16 . I have copd. Glucoma an 2 degentive disc . No way can i work till im 67 . I was bo5n sept 1960. I think i put enough work in to retire at 60. Put the 17 to 30 year olds off jon seekers and into work and put retirement back to 60. Manual workers cannot carry on to 67 . Office workers push a pen they dont hod carry with bad backs knees etc. Warehouse heavy lifting . Road workers the list goes on. Bring retirement age down. Let us enjoy a bit life before we die

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  52. They owe us big time. This is theft on a grand scale, one that needs to be put right, and the people left alive, prosecuted !!!

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  53. If they were ordinary people they would be put before a judge, how can they be allowed to get away with this? Robbing us of what we paid in for years? Seems to me the rich can do what they like and get away with it, in this case leaving millions of 50’s women like myself without the pension we worked hard for, and paid in for.

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  54. Well it should be taken out of their pensions and put it back onto our funds. As usual they can have good pit of money and relax where as for us working extra 6yrs and why so the fat cats that run the country can sitll and enjoy our rightful money.

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  55. All this complaining will get us nowhere. If this was any other country, they would be out on the streets protesting. If you all feel so strongly, make a stand, do something that is going to make the government listen or shut up.

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  56. And ladies don’t forget not only are they stealing our pensions, as we are NOT pensioners until 66 we don’t get any of the benefits pensioners get, like free bus passes and cheaper travel, prescriptions and probably lots of other stuff – its a lose lose for us.

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  57. We need our pensions we paid in for. Bad management to save money had made this happen. They should be ashamed of themselves and pay us what we need. Ministers retire early and recieve pensions far exceeding our needs all wrong. Give us our money now and stop wasting money on overseas aid and railways we do not need.

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  58. Disgraceful they should all be held to account they even sold the lottery to the Canadians for their pension fund they will be alright while we have nothing for working our whole lives the stress people are under worrying about heating bills food etc I hope everyone remembers this when they are looking for votes.

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  59. This reflects the lowest state pension rates in the G20.A Properly funded pension scheme was made unattainable through lack of investment leaving our pensioners living in penuary with little it no chance of making up the shortfall

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  60. Thanks for highlighting this.
    Absolutely disgusted that I have to work till I am 66 due to the fact that there had a shortfall in funds. I have raised 4 children who work and contribute to the system.
    I feel very let down and my husband will be drawing his pension before me.
    Not his fault of course but successive governments wriggling out of their obligations
    As I said disgusting

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  61. So how can we have justice? How can the Treasury be brought to book? We 50’s women are still out of pocket to the tune of £40,000+.We did what was right, NI contributions paid at source, we had no say in the matter, so where is our money. It is criminal that this has been done to us.

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  62. So what should we do now this scandal has been exposed
    Are government pensions safe anymore
    How will this affect future generations
    Is there any point of paying money into a government pension when we cant trust them to deliver
    Will successive governments just keep extending the pension age for both sexes
    Maybe pension policy should be managed as a cross party issue and not left to the government of the day
    The tory governments austerity policies have been used as an excuse to wipe out the welfare state
    If we dont have enough money to live then we dont have money to buy and the government cant tax what we dont have
    Its a downward spiral.and wont work

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  63. Thieving bastards, there ALL at it cant trust any politicians today, THERE DESTROYING GREAT BRITAIN TO LINE THERE POCKETS AND THERE PENSIONS, GREEDY BASTARDS. GREAT BRITAIN WILL TURN ON ITS HEAD SOON, CIVIL WAR HAS ALLREADY STARTED YET PEOPLE ARE BLIND.
    REMOVE THE. ” C” CERTIFICATE.

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  64. Thieving bastards, there ALL at it cant trust any politicians today, THERE DESTROYING GREAT BRITAIN TO LINE THERE POCKETS AND THERE PENSIONS, GREEDY BASTARDS. GREAT BRITAIN WILL TURN ON ITS HEAD SOON, CIVIL WAR HAS ALLREADY STARTED YET PEOPLE ARE BLIND.
    REMOVE THE. ” C” CERTIFICATE.

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  65. I was born March 1954. The date for my pension has been changed four times that I have heard of (never received any letters), for us ‘lucky’ few, born between January and April 1954. I am now 64 and still working, but should have retired four years ago. By my calculations, with 40 years paid into the system, (and that was by 2009) I will have lost over £28,000 by the time I actually get my pension, calculating on £100 per week. Doesn’t sound a lot to others but it means a lot to me!

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  66. Using “rape” to describe the “stealing” of pension money is awful. Why do you see that as your “shock factor” to intice people to read the article when it’s a disgusting and horrific act that mentally scars both men and women. It’s rather disrespectful of all victims/survivors of such horrible events.

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  67. By raising the pensionable age of women from 60 to 65, the government has deprived me of five years of pension to which I was entitled. At a very conservative estimate of say £100 per week multiplied by260 weeks, Ihave lost over £26,000.This is aggrevated by my giving my time to be an unpaid volunteer at my local library, archive point andpark.Itmakes one wonder what the money that I have saved the govetnment (or of which I have been robbed) has actually funded something.

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  68. Disgusting worked since 15 and am still working and still paying national insurance. Not only robbed me of my pension but are still robbing me sickening.

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  69. Disgusting behaviour from the people we voted in to power to provide a “true” government to look after our country and the wellbeing of this countrys pensioners. I have worked since the age of 16, never lived on benefits and now have to wait until the age if 66 to get a pension I should have received when I was 60. I am absolutely disgusted.

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  70. Thank you for this…its he first time I have understood how and why they conned us from our pension rights… cross party collusion all well paid pensioned MPs

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  71. This post makes me absolutely worthless to my country I have worked full time from the age of 16. I took 10 months out to have my 2 babies. Then the childcare was shared by parents and granDarenth. I have recently had breast cancer hip replacement and spinal surgery. The latter not receiving any sick pay. I am 61 years old still working 30 hours a week and one full day caring for my grandchildren so their mums can work and I still 5 years to work on minimum paye of £7.80. The government are greedy and shameful. What a corrupt world we live in 😢

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  72. This is an outrage. The financial rape of 1950’s women is outright daylight robbery by a few who seem to think they are above the law. Are men’s pensions to be tampered with next? If they can get away with robbing women there is no justice and the law is an ass.

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  73. I have worked since leaving school at 16 took 10 months out to have my babies then returned to work sharing childcare between parent and grandparents. I’ve recently suffered ill health breast cancer hip replacement and spinal surgery the latter two caused from heavy lifting at work and now I have to continue to work for another 5 years because I can claim my fully paid up pension. All lost to the greedy corrupt government whom we have no choice but to trust

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  74. The first 15yrs of work I worked full time for one employer and they didn’t pay in my stamp. I don’t have proof 60 years on.
    The rest of my life has been on short term contract and zero hours. I don’t have a pension. I feel like a third grade person in the country. Why have companies been allowed to get away with this? I feel robbed of my rights.

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  75. But the voters have kept them in power I’m at a loss that the richer get richer and the working class get poorer and we as a country vote to keep the status quo. We can’t complain about what has been done but need rally around to stop it from continuing

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  76. It is theft! They stole our money! Why has nobody taken out a police charge and gone to court? One single person. How would they answer that charge? My pension is fully paid up. I have been medically retired since 60and yet they still keep my pension. This is my money! They live in hope I die before I get it at 67. Thieves crooks and nothing else. Meantime they have huge private pensions paid from their huge salaries paid by us and can retire at an average age of 55. I wonder what they will do with the pittance of a state pension when they get it. I just want to have mine so I don’t have to live if my husbands small private pension that he had to take early to look after me!

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  77. We have continually been raped and ignored by government who will not put tax up to gain votes. Norway and Denmark copied or NHS System and enhanced it. Yes they pay more tax but are looked after in later life

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  78. I retired at 60 due to ill health of my husband 4 years ago he died 18 months ago..
    Not only do I not get my state pension until 66 yrs I have paid in since I was 16
    I no longer get widows pension as that’s stopped now just 52 weeks payment
    I am also not entitled to any of my husbands state pension as the rules have changed in that too.. he only managed a months pension before he died just turning 65 and he paid in since he was 16 yrs old
    Triple whammy!!

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    • Oh Karen, it’s so unfair for you. And how many other women give up jobs and lives to become unpaid carers, either for partners or aging parents. It all leaves me sickened and ALMOST speechless. I’m 65 and still having to work, even though I received my pension last year, as you couldn’t possibly live on it. We all have a story to tell, and we need to harness our anger to demand reparation.

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  79. Absolutely appalling I won’t get my pension till 66 lost my husband when I was 57 he never got to claim a penny of his pension and worked all his life now I’m living on saving because no one want to employ you at 61 plus I’m not physically fit enough to do the kind of job that are available worked hard all our lives to end up scratting to get by they should all be ashamed but because we are women no one gives a damn 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

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  80. Can we not use ‘rape’ unless we’re actually discussing sexual violence. It’s an incredibly triggering word even for those lucky enough not to have been raped (yet)

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      • I wrote to my MP asking for help as a woman born in 1956 who had no notice of the pension changes etc, and at 62 am still working full time as my husband died at 56. Now I realise why Bernard Jenkins would do nothing for me!!! He basically told me people were living longer deal with it!

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  81. It’s the unfairness which gets me. So people in same year as me at school have been collecting their pensions since March and I have still 2 years to wait. I am of course Aug 1954
    Justice and fairness

    Scenario 3 school friends in same year and class of grammar school

    Birthdays
    6th Sept 1953
    3rd Jan 1954
    23rd Aug1954

    Started school
    Sept 1958
    Jan 1959
    Sept 1959

    Left school July 1970. Time in full timeeducation
    12 Years
    11 years plus 2 terms
    11 years

    Started work
    Aug 1970

    Retirement date
    6th March 2018
    6th March 2019
    6th July 2020

    Age at pension date
    64yrs 6mth
    65 yrs 2mth
    65 yrs 10mth 13 days

    Not sure of fairness and justice here.
    Youngest person receives 1 less year of education
    Youngest person works 2 years 3 maths longer

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  82. I was finished from a well paid job at the age of 61. I studied , worked sometimes over 60 hours a week. I now have to work as a cleaner, but what you forget is that the company pensions that the 60 plus still pay into is also lost. This so called goverment for the people have robbed us. They expect us to vote for them . I don’t think so.

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  83. Well it’s ok for them. I’m in a situation where I’m 60 this year. I look after 4 parents with varying conditions from physical to memory disabilities, copd and a heart complaint. I also look after a granddaughter 1 / 2 days a week. I myself have cll a form of blood cancer of the white cells. Perhaps I should put all parents into homes. It would save me a lot of time and cost more money than my pension!

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  84. Is anyone taking the government to the highest court over this or is it a matter of “nothing we can do about it”?
    Not being nasty, just wondering

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  85. It’s really disgusting what the gov have done. I’m not in my 50’s but my relatives are and I’ve been asking for years ‘what have the gov been doung with that money- prob putting it in their own pocket?!’ Seems i was right. It’s not a benefit, it’s an investment via tax in to a pension plan & perhaps if the gov cannot manage it correctly or be trusted then it should be taken away from them, taxes should be lowered so people & employers can use their extra cash to invest into a private pension plan and manage it by themselves, at least then individuals will not be having the rug pulled from under them.

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  86. I’m one of the women who has not received my pension at the correct time and am very annoyed by government actions The people making the decisions have not had their pensions affected It is disgusting

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  87. I.m 63 still working. Got 40 years stamps.i.m told I have to pay N.S.all my working life. Then my money is taken away. All us women pass 60.find it very difficult and hard to keep working. We may live longer. But our bodies. Joints etc still deterate at the same age.35/40 years working is truly enough. We’re tired.getting up and facing another day. I.m working part-time. No way I could do full time in the job I do.x

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  88. I’ve always said it would be cheaper to pay us our pension and give young ones our jobs than to pay out a fortune in benefits to younger couples with 2 or 3 kids

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  89. Absolutely appalling, I don’t think any MP can be trusted or believed either past or present. They tell us what they think we want to hear and nothing we should and are entitled to know. 50’s women are thousands of pounds out of pocket because of these greedy fat cats, not one of them are worth the effort of putting a cross on a piece of paper. The ones responsible should be sued by every affected woman.

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  90. It is such a shame to read this and realise I could have retired with my husband instead of having to continue working, I’m so tired now I’ve had to reduce my hours so have a pittance to depend on but I’m not as poor off as some of my friends. Just shows how the government needs to be more transparent and why should some benefit more than other it’s scandalous & was it legal?

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  91. Unscrupulous selfish people, it’s time they were taken to task over this and may other actions they have taken over the years. They are not for the British people, only in it for themselves!

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  92. I’m struggling to follow the logic in David’s article. The Lynes article it references makes a deal about the National Insurance Fund surplus at the time, and potentially using this to pay benefits. However, the principle is that the fund builds up a surplus during periods of economic growth, as during the recession cycle payments will exceed receipts and the fund will reduce. This was borne true by the recession that followed shortly after the Lynes article, where the surplus was significantly reduced and has had to be topped up by treasury grants. If it had been spent as Lynes suggests this would have placed a greater burden on taxpayers at a time when this really wasn’t needed.

    David then links this to the present day, and arbitrarily ringfences 1950s women as the “victims” of the abolition of the treasury supplement in 1981. It’s a leap that isn’t substantiated in the article, and it isn’t clear what should happen now? Should we seek to recover (plus interest) the tax payments foregone by individuals and companies since 1981? Is David arguing that state pension ages should remain fixed at 65 for men and 60 for women?

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  93. It’s not just 50’s women who are loosing out I was born in 1960 and now have to work till I’m 67 that’s 51years of paying in I think the government should be made to pay this money back and let us have our pension both men and women should be able to retire at either 60or 65 both the same 😠😠

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  94. Disgusting and disgraceful, to blame this on poeple living longer, it’s been a total mismanagement of the pension pot and do the politicians care? No, because the politicians don’t need their state pensions to survive on, they are rewarded with massive private pensions, all politicians make me want to vomit, they are interested in one person, themselves

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  95. This needs to go public we need all women to strike to make government aware we are not putting up with this !! I am 64 worked for 42 years will not get my pension until 1 week before my 65 th birthday !!
    Approx £42,000 I am owed
    I have friends who have died
    Friends who are having to still work through sickness and I’ll health !
    We where supposed to be enjoying retirement
    Yes we all worked hard give us our money back NOW !!

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  96. Also this is why they say they will not stop the discrimination inflicted by the government on seniors who have their state pensions frozen based on where they live in retirement. Pensions frozen in Canada but not in the USA etc it’s a lottery, some seniors pensions are frozen some are not even though ALL state pensioners are entitled to cost of living increases.
    Manage

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  97. Absolutely disgusted to think that these people have been able to get Away with what they have done to us women born in the 1950’s

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  98. It’s not just the pension not received, it’s also the extra National Insurance contributions paid out over that period of up to 6 years transition from 60 to 66. For some unexplained reason my last 9 months of NIC will make no difference to my state pension – and no, not because I’ll have reached maximum pay out

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  99. Elephant in the room! Stop the foriegn aid budget 10-13 b£ /yr pay it to the 50s pensioners who have paid in for 45 years +

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  100. I have worked all my life since I was 15 and looking forward to my retirement, now that has been ripped away, I am 63 now and have to work another bloody three years, for a pathetic pension at the end. The government are all cons, they make sure they are sitting comfortably though.

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  101. This is so so wrong we have been robbed… And no one cares have to work beyond what I had planed. Which is extremely painful. Due to injuries caused by nursing… Rather give what’s rightfully ours to so called refugee who pay not a penny disgusting

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  102. I don’t know how the government has got away with it…we must be mugs but so long as these politicians have got their big fat cat pensions they don’t care.
    Surely to Change the retirement age for women with little warning is some form of breach of contract. It has caused me financial hardship because I retired owing to ill health at 55yrs because I thought I’d get my pension. Originally the deal was we all pay money in towards our pensions to access at 60y so how could they just change it suddenly? Although some might live longer there will always be a ceiling on longevity …there are not many living beyond 90y and many die before like my husband who died at 62yrs who paid into it all his working life. What happened to his contributions? It’s true politicians are only good at feathering their own nests. It ought to be challenged in the courts….cant believe they have got away with it. It’s bad enough for our generation but for our kids they will increase the age to get your pension hoping folks will drop dead at their desks.
    Also while we oldies are sitting taking jobs the younger generation who are enthusiastic and full of energy will be waiting for someone to die to get a job. …dead men’s shoes. There will be high unemployment of the young and so the government will end up paying out benefits instead of pensions because there are only so many jobs.

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  103. Therefore why can’t the government be taken to court for stealing from the pension pot in order for MPs pensions to increase?

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  104. had to finish work before my pension was due..robbing me of 30 odd thousand..because my daughter needed help with her premature twins. it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to know THAT ALL politicians are out for number 1..( with the exception of Andy Burnham) I have worked hard for 45 years of NI stamps and am treated very badly. Widowed 18 years ago have never been in debt or asked for any help. things will NEVER change some of us are intelligent enough to know that..

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  105. Absolutely disgusting. I can now have state pension at 66 and 5 months. It should be lowered to 60. I like every other woman have worked since I was 15. Jobs are not what the used to be. More is expected. Worked hard all my life. It’s a slap in the face.

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  106. I always believed that OUR N H S money was to go into an Untouchable Pot along with Pensions ! Have we been deceived ? ?

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  107. As long as politicians pension are ok it’s the attitude of ‘bugger the plebs’.
    Would not expect more from the shisters that govern this country.

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  108. An absolute disgusted BRITISH CITIZEN. AND NOT A PROUD ONE AT THAT.

    The way our government has treated it’s women citizens is appalling. Plus what about the people who have died and not been able to claim their pensions. Where has and did all that money go. Thatcher, Blair, Major etcetera etcetera are and were corrupt bastards. All they are and where interested in was power, greed and finally their back pockets.

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  109. Thanks for the explanation but people living longer is now a myth given that so many elderly and disabled are being euthanized by the NHS to free up beds and reduce care costs. This is a reality folks and people need to wake up.

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  110. It’s time to sort this injustice out, there is a swell of information & knowledge & now action is building . You are not getting away with this , you may grin, but you can’t hide any more. All the groups are uniting together to fight for our Pensions. Support grows from every corner, the Unions & the like. It’s just going to get bigger & bigger!

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    • So annoyed I am 63 and should be retired now .
      I would work full time if I could but on chemo drug 4 days a week and need to sleep.
      So if I want a life in work 16 hrs a week.
      So I live on my NHS pension which was intended to give me extra in my later yrs.
      I had a small private pension which has now gone. Quietly passed off with government.

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  111. Scumbag politicians and ministers who never go without!!!

    Enraged pensioner who has worked all her life
    Now 60 and should have be receiving my state pension.

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  112. I was born 1948 so could retire at 60 I married had 1 child and went back to work full time uk gov put me on married woman reduced pension contribution no internett then was not told it effects pension in later life, when I was 32 women born in the 40s were told about this I then paid full contributions until I was 60 so could not qualify for full pension of 39 years working- pension claimed was £84 .50 week so I am still working at 69 years to top up my pension my point is they were not the only ones who lost out by the government at least they did not need as many qualify years and could get a larger pension Do the Maths no one makes a fuss about us.

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    • You do the maths I have lost over £ 40,000i have to wait till I am 65 . 3 months I am still waiting I would rather have something than nothing and I am still having to work at 64 . 7 months

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  114. Based on statistics of life expectancy of men/women in West of Scotland is the decider in these age thresholds for state pension age. Contributions we have all made over the years fund the benefit system, some many deserving cases. How dare elected MP’s, who will retire at 60 (or before) with large lump sums and gratuities rob hard working people. Most working 40 years plus with an expectation now of anothet possibly 10. Disgusting!!!

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  115. Shame on all of them. We paid for over 40years to be robbed… If this was any one but the government they would be in court for embeselment.. We won’t let this drop.

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  116. Folks, check out your water pipes.
    If they re orange , it means they re made of copper and you will get dementia.
    The government will make you sell your property to pay for your care, there by robin your children further,
    Plus they re probably working for crap wages too, welcome to great wonderful Britain.
    Oh by the way everyone else still get full benefits, while you continue to work till you drop.!!!

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  117. What a disgrace, how can we have any confidence in politicians when it is apparent that each and everyone of them are just out to feather their own nest. I also understand that woman paid a higher contribution than men to take into account an early retirement date. The government have kept very quiet about that too!

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  118. Polititians with a few exceptions (Denis Skinner) are all self serving crooks who couldn’t care less about the people of this country. They have broken the pensions contract. My wife has had her retirement date changed twice. Making a mess of our plans for the future.

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  119. This is no surprise. Looking forward to the judgements of ICE and parliamentary ombudsman on the maladministration cases for WASPI women

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  120. Absolutely shocking! I have worked all my years paying my national contributions for what!? Government hoping I will pop my clogs so they don’t have to pay out for my pension! I strongly believe I have been robbed by the very people we elect to protect us from inequality yet it now looks like the politicians are the corrupt beings out to get the ‘working man’. No wonder politicians have got such a bad press…. they bring it on themselves. WASPI is an organisation that is standing up for women’s rights to their pension. The Government should have been up front and let the public know what was happening to our pensions so we could have been more prepared for the £48,000 or so that I am now missing out on due to the government moving the goal posts and making me work longer before I see a penny of my pension, if God spares me that is! Shame on the politicians!
    (Born 1959)

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  121. There must be equally between men and women. It cannot be right that women receive state pension five years earlier than men. This is the real issue, especially as men on average live three or more years less than women.

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  122. It’s criminal that us 50’s women have to suffer. My pension now would make our lives to much better and after all I have got 45 years plus paid in in full but that doesn’t count for much

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  123. What a disgusting lot these people were/are. Nobody in this country should have to struggle. Yet here we areSTRUGGERLING. EVERYTHING has to wait until we are 66. Thats a lot of money to loose. Im so sorry that we of a certain era a living longer. God help the youth of today. They have nothing to look forward to. Nothing but hard graft and disappointment. WELL THANKS FOR NOTHING.

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  124. What a scandal!! Thsnkyou for the information. Us 50 s women just want to know what to do next. 6 years and more than £40,000 lost! This wouldn’t be tolerated by other different groups of our society. We need action!

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  125. My giddy aunt there truly is not an excuse for this. Dismay at such travesty. We voted unknowing how our lives would be effected. Those who were fortunately not young enough so escaped truly are sorry about our sisters misfortune.

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  126. Rob a train and you get shut away forever. Kill a child and you are repeatedly given a new start with a new identity. It’s no surprise that successive politicians think it’s morally acceptable to steal women’s pensions without giving them a chance to prepare for it. Not only did they do this once, they did it twice. I hope justice will be served…..

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  127. I’m totally disgusted at the way we 50’s women have been conned. The government made the banks and lenders pay back missold endowment policies and PPI. Who’s going to make them pay back our missold pension.

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  128. I started work at the age of 16 have worked in the same
    Place so far for fourth years and it’s manual work I was hoping that I only had four more years to go but now I have 11 years can’t see me managing in my job for 11 more years so will be paid off through capability then what I am owed my whole pension it’s not a benifit it’s my money not a handout from the robbing government

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  129. Disgusting. 50s Women deserve their pension now. I could do with it now. Instead having to do more hours as my husbands health has declined.

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  130. This is part of the price of the so called democracy….the main parties take it in turn to be in power….and it is never in their interest to pay into something when they can avoid to as this in turn either means taxes have to go up or they take the money from elsewhere. Both of which costs them in the amount of time they stay in ‘power’…..

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  131. They should hang there heads in shame how do they sleep at night knowing they are cheating women most of who would have worked since 15 thinking as they reached there 60 th birthday they may be able to retire. to then to be told it’s changed it’s shocking ,our pension is low any way compared to other country’s .

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  132. David, the government doesn’t need a ‘fund’ of taxpayers sterling to pay for pensions, it simply keystrokes the money into existence. That’s how a modern monetary economy works – we don’t need tax or NI surpluses to ‘fund’ anything. The government can, and does, create money out of thin air, we can never run out of money to pay for anything – ever. We can run out of real resources and labour – and that is where a government has to be careful not to induce inflation. As noted previously though, the people who have lost are those in the 80’s/90’s etc whose pensions weren’t rising in accordance with earnings. The ability to increase pensions or reduce the retirement age now is a political choice, it’s not and never will be a shortage of money.

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  133. Too right!
    Politicians of all parts of the spectrum just fill their own boots and us lesser mortals to suffer
    Make all politicians have an austerity cut equilivant to our own and watch for the outcry

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  134. No surprise there then…meanwhile some of us are killing ourselves trying to make ends meet…what sort of retirement do we have to look forward to? Me personally? A crippled painful one!! Thanks very much you theives and robbers!! My mother died at 63 where did that pension pot go? I’m suer there were others too!! Oh I forgot…you only care about yourselves!!!

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  135. Yes, born in 1956 and working full time from age 16, paying full national insurance towards my state pension at 60. That’s what I was led to believe anyway. Not true though because the pension age was changed by Government! The other joke is that my NHS Superannuation pension is being held until I can retire. I have worked in the NHS paying into my pension for 42 years come September and should have been able to go at 40years service. There is no financial benefit for me working more than 40 years but hey . . .the thieving government have said I can’t get my state pension yet and I’m still paying off my mortgage. And working full time. With any luck I might get to retire in another 3 years maybe. Thanks for nothing by the way!

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    • You could still retire and receive your NHS pension that is what I did at 60 and I will receive my state pension this November

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  136. It’s our money at the end of the day paid in from working hard. I was looking forward to my retirement at 60 but now it’s 67 that’s if I make it. So all of MY money just melts into government funds. It’s scandalous if anyone else but the government stole this amount from hardworking people it would mean prison. Nothing but rotton thieves .

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  137. Its theft. Its fraud. Its lies. Simple. Those responsible are criminals. This is not a benefit. This is MY savings. I had no choice whether to save with the government or elsewhere. I worked from the age of 15. Never ever claimed a ‘benefit’ in my entire life. I had a contract with the government with every payment I made that I would receive my pension from age 60. I got my first letter to say I would not get my pension until I was 62, just 3 years before I turned 60. A year later another came, informing me I would not now get it until I was 63. The year before I was 60, another letter informed me I would have to wait till I was 66! Apparently, we are living too long. I was sadly invited to attend 4 funerals last year. Only one of them was for someone older than me. The rest had never lived long enough to collect their pensions. So where is their money? These politicians are criminals. They have robbed me of approximately £36,000. Why are they not being arrested, tried and sentenced??? They think they are untouchable. I think they are about to find out they are wrong.

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  138. Disgusting!!! Women’s ’ pension age should be reinstated to 60 years of age & all payments refunded as appropriate.
    These ministers should be exposed as the greedy fraudsters that they are and be forced to contribute to the deficit.

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  139. I was never in any doubt that successive governments Raped the pension funds but did not realise the extent of their corruption every 1 off the above named fkrs should be jailed its because off them that women like my wife who has worked since the age of 15 is still bloody working

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  140. These are the governments who took our pension contributions for all of those years. People who were voted in to protect the rights of the people & in whom we put our trust. How appalling that they looked after their own pensions & decided that 50s women would be a ‘soft touch ‘ in this despicable pensions theft. How dare they!.
    This was a blatant, heartless act, which, if people had known was happening when it began, would have been branded , criminal.

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  141. That is absolutely disgusting & as a 50s woman, I’m appalled that we have been duped this way. The politicians are just con men in suits & should suffer the same consequences other con men get!!! Daylight robbery with the working classes paying the rich. Bring back Robin Hood!!!

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  142. I should have retired in july 2013 at 60, but the Dirty Thieving Tories decided to tell me in December 2012 that I wouldn’t get my pension until I was 64years and 10 months, giving me 7 months notice to find 5 years lost income, my plans for looking after my grand daughter went haywire, I had then to work an extra 5years. Seeing they’re all sorted to receive their big payout on retirement. Grrrr it makes my blood boil.

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  143. The SNP have worked tirelessly for the WASPI women only to be shut down by the three main parties. Check out Mhairi Black or Ian Blackford for more details on how to campaign against these policies

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  144. disgusting i’ve worked since I was 15 years old was expecting to retire at 60 have NOW got to work till Im 66 that’s if I live that long
    SHAME ON YOU

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  145. I am gob smacked by this story and so disapointed in my country. I have always believed our country would look after us in our old age with the money we have struggled to pay in. I was 62.8 years old before I could retire. I struggled to work in a stressful job to get to 62.8. Bad health and a genetic disorder meant i didn’t quite make it. I have just been in bad health since. I know lots of women struggling to work in there 60,s that should be retired enjoying some retirement.

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  146. When you reach your State Pension Age, DWP still drag their feet. Having been affected by both the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts, I finally reached my SPA in July, having replied online to their invitation letter to apply for my State Pension. Didn’t hear anything, called them twice, but for whatever reason couldn’t pass their security, they sent someone out to my home to confirm my identity, then received an email to call them as they required further information – guess what – I couldn’t pass security! One question they asked was the mobile number I had over thirteen years ago!! So the frustrating situation I am in is that they want me to contact them, I want to contact them, yet I am prevented from doing so because I can’t pass their security questions, so how on earth I am supposed to make contact with them – crazy!
    So having waited until I am almost 65 to get my pension, and my first payment due next week, I am no nearer getting it than I was a few years ago. It appears to me that they make life as difficult as they can for you, and even when you finally reach your SPA, don’t count on getting it.

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    • Annette, this is ridiculous – I might not be able to remember mobile numbers from 13 years ago myself. if I were you get on to your local citizens advice bureau or ring Age UK for help or even contact your MP if he isn’t already sunning himself somewhere.

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  147. The purputrators of this major dereliction of duty to ensure the rightful money due to all retiring pensioners including the 50s Women should be sued until the pips squeak. They are selfish individuals who feather their own nest and care not a hoot for the hard working people who are now suffering.
    SHAME ON YOU. …..I HOPE YOU ROT IN HELL

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  148. Politicians just don’t care. Mad long as their money pots are being filled, to hell with the rest of us. Apart from it being almost impossible to get a job in your late 50’s, there are also people like me in poor health, and also the ones who have to give up work to care for elderly relatives. This whole country is a disgrace!

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  149. Done in secret as they knew this would undermine our welfare system including pensions and people would object

    Not true they can’t repay 50s women -they can share this problem with everyone and dock all pensions -by affecting everyone slightly rather than causing great harm to one group of older women- the pressure to sort this mess out would grow

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  150. We all feel that successive governments have acted unethically, even fraudulently. I am furious to have been cheated out of 6 years of pension, and will continue to struggle financially until Sept 2019. However, what is really eating me up is the feeling that I can do NOTHING about it. Signing petitions gets us nowhere; lobbying MPs to argue on our behalf gets us nowhere; media coverage highlighting this injustice gets us nowhere. The feeling of impotence is even more harmful to me than my fury at what they have done to us.

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  151. There are a lot of names in that list who were in power and it has come to pass that all that was written about them was true. Tony Blair Margaret thatcher were from the same cloth. He was a Tory in a labour overcoat. He was vile as was all of them. Some are dead but those who remain live in total luxury with pensions they don’t need because of their wealth. But us those of us who have worked damn hard all our lives will never see that bit of luxury because the greedy inept corrupt bastards who led this country robbed us of our rights. No matter who’s in power do not trust them. This is clear evidence of it.

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  152. Absolutely disgraceful. Justice must prevail!
    Please, this must be taken to the highest level of enquiry. We cannot allow Elected Governments of any persuasion to undermine the Electorste.

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    • Nothing new, we have all had our pension ages extended and company schemes robbed. The age should have been 60 for all. Likely of course the money didn’t go directly to politicians but was spent on demands of other more vocal groups.

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  153. Robbed of six years pension, robbed of interest on my depleted savings. My planned retirement ruined by politicians . Was told I would receive full state pension as 30 yrs contributions. Now rumour says it’s 35 yrs .

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  154. I am one of these women. Nearly 65 with now a year to go. My health is compromised. I’ve paid 47 years into this fund to enjoy my retirement. Absolutely shocked & disgusted that all 3 parties have deprived me of a happy & healthy retirement.

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  155. Disgusting they took my money with a promise i would get my pension at sixty we don’t all have the money the politicians have justice should be done

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  156. A shocking read which clearly outlines the offensive decision made by our elected members of parliament. This needs to be picked up again and the present government made to respond !

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  157. This was disgusting for us women born in the 50s our pension taken from us with no time to plan, and no notifications, we have paid into the system working, we have been let down and something needs to be done this was unfair justice and action needs to be taken let’s get this sorted please.

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  158. Typical look after themselves at our expense. That is theft no matter what way you look at it. Governments rotten to the core. How many other countries are guilty of this.?

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  159. Theft. Pure & simple theft from many women who have never claimed any other benefits as they’ve worked lower paid jobs whilst brining up children

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  160. Join the WASPI Campaign ladies, (women against state pension increments).
    The more we shout collectively the better.
    I am 61 and shan’t get my pension till I’m 67. Despite paying and still paying national insurance since I was 16 years old. I have a rare cancer that is incurable and I may not even see that pension at all! So so unjust!

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  161. If all were alive they should be tried and treated as criminals. We went through life hard working for our pension, we believe was ours from the age of 60. Do you think we would have voluntary given our money to the government to squander. I have found out in the last couple of days that I’m not getting my pension now until I’m 66, this is out if order big time. We need all of our pension owed which we know is highly impossible but done recompense for being robbed. I am outraged and I should think government parliament mp’s with their wages could club together and pay us. Where is our sovereign in all this? who should be looking out for her subjects …..

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  162. Born 1955 worked since I was 15 and paid national insurance ,, hard jobs nursing🤱 and lifting patients when no hoists and manual handling in force to protect us, now osteoporosis , arthritis , painful joints dragging myself up to still go to work at 63 and got another 3 years to go !! Still paying NATIONAL INSURANCE but my pension will not go up !! Estimated £43, 000 Iv lost ??
    yet my his husband who was born in 52 has retired at 65 with full pension ,, we had planned to retire together but no Iv got to continue working till I drop !! I’m not against equality and equal rights but how can anyone say this is equal rights ?? I have written to DWP requesting copies of any correspondence they sent me informing me of the change to my retirement age ,,, needless to say they don’t even respond by acknowledging my requests ,, I have made official complaints no reply forthcoming , someone really needs to sit up and listen 👂
    Or it will cost the government more in the long run as people in these situations will end up long term SICK 🤢 on benefits !!! Come on
    Waspi woman through and through

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  163. Absolutely appalling. There should be some way of redressing this. It is calculated robbery of those of us who were led to believe that we would be looked after. Instead, we are left to fend for ourselves. Immoral!

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  164. Daylight robbery and done without any consultation of the electorate they robbed. We must continue to fight this. It was not for reasons of equality but pure selfishness. Carried out to line their own pockets.

    I’ve worked all my life and contributed for many many years and my retirement age has been put back until I am 67. Who wants their child taught by a 67 year old? Really? Teaching is a stressful profession anyway – made worse by successive governments.

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  165. It is disgusting that our government are getting away with this – what happens if you suffer health problems or are in a physical demanding occupation – please don’t say there’s help out there cause that’s all reserved for ???

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  166. Utterly disgraceful. I have lost 2 husbands through cancer, both hard workers who died pre-retirement age so they will never receive their state pensions and I worked 44 years full time and still have to wait till age 66 before I get a penny. They talk about people living longer and how expensive it is but what about the money they save with people who never get to pension age. It’s absolute daylight robbery. Don’t know how they can show their faces in public.

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  167. We must keep fighting for our pension. Which is not just for 50s woman. It is for everyone in the future. The government has been involved with making us suffer. Due to thinking of them selfs. With the way we have been treated. I will not stop supporting this group. Even when I finally retire in three years time. At the grand old age of 66yrs. God willing I will still stand up against the government. For my son and my daughter, grandchildren’s futures. They will not be allowed to destroy our lives. We must go on fighting for our right to our pension. Which we have paid in to all our working life. Not work to pay our pension for until 66yrs or 67yrs, it just keeps going on and on. Which is suitable for the government me or you.

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  168. What can I do to complain and campaign to get what is rightfully ours? Please tell me and I will do it as I’m sure many others will.

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  169. What the government have done should be classed as illegal and they should be compensating all of the women affected by this decision They did not send official notification well in advance that this was going to happen and like others I found out in conversation There should be laws to protect people from being cast aside when they have worked all of their lives for this pension The government are not looking after the people that have worked all their lives They are not looking at the fact that a lot of women look after children for their families that saves the government millions and they carry out other caring roles that go unpaid Something needs to be done about this

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  170. Love the way they blame Thatcher a women herself and the only one dead who can’t defend herself. More likely the other lot who are still alive in there bought & paid for houses. Shame on them all. I bet all their wives are sorted! Off with their heads in times gone by . I now have to work longer because they stole from me

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  171. It has become very evident over recent years that people don’t stand for election to serve the people but to serve themselves . First we have them claiming ridiculous expenses then we find they allowed this to happen deliberately to our pension fund meanwhile ensuring their pension is safe as we have to pay it . Born in 1954 the government has moved the goal post twice initially I should have retired at 60 now they tell me I must work until 2021 in order to claim my pension which they now call a benefit . As a nurse caring for elderly people I currently have to look after patient only a few years older than myself . Nursing is a hard job how when we were told all those years ago that we must constantly lift heavy patient causing untold damage to our bodies do they expect us to work eventually until we are 71!!!! Trust me I am struggling now . Yes people are living longer but the illness and disease are still prevelant today we still get arthritis people are still having strokes I can only assume they want us to die before we retire . An honourable government would look again at this situation .

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  172. Well as I expected. All politics are bent and only line there own pockets. They do not give a dam about ordinalry people. I have worked for over 48 years and now have to work for 16 months before I can get my pension that’s if I survive

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  173. What really annoys me is that the government presumes everyone has a private pension. I have only been able to work part time as I have a son with additional needs and I couldn’t afford to pay into a private pension.

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  174. This is also why those of us older pensioners who paid in for over forty years have the lowest pension on Europe yet we are supposedly the 5th richest country in the world!!

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  175. Where are the lawyers in all of this.Its a major scandal. A lot of us fifties women are in ill health doing hard manual jobs , some women are living in sheer poverty, living on the streets, and how many have passed away.Why can’t the courts be challenged at the highest level. Compared to the Europe pensioners our state pension is a pittance. Someone has got to carry the can for this.

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  176. Can’t this disgusting state of affairs be put before a court of human rights?

    No wonder so many people are leaving the U.K. Like me they are disgusted with the way they are being treated by a corrupt government and they get away with it!! 😡

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  177. This is disgusting. I was lucky that I was born in 1951 and got my pension when I was 61. We were all working at age 15 and it’s a scandal that the women born just after me have to wait till they are 64—67.The government has saved a fortune not paying out pensions to these women. I agree the pension age had to be raised but not in this way.

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  178. It’s a disgrace I worked from the age of 15 until 56 when I took redundancy as I had had 2 back operations and could not continue in my job. I have a very small pension but will now not get my state pension until I am 66. I am now trying to work part time to supplement my pension as I have no other income. I am more than sure that the people who were involved in making the decision to change the pension age for women in my age group are having a a wonderful retirement without any financial worries SHAME ON YOU ALL

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  179. Corruption from the highest, its time we were given back what is owed to us, they give foriegn aid to other Countries, bring in thousands upon thousands of gimmigrants while us pensioners struggle to survive, ABSOLUTLEY DISGRACEFUL WHAT THESE TRAITORS HAVE DONE TO US BRITS.

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  180. By the time I retire at 66, I will have worked for 50 years 6 months. Deduct from this the seven years I did not work due to looking after my children and that’s still over 43 years.
    This is a lot more than the pensioners who live around the corner and have been receiving pension for over 25 years and the benefit cheats who will receive a full pension when already cheating the state.

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  181. All of them are hand in glove together you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours all of the above vallians are a gang of jump up liars and don’t deserve anybody’s vote. I have worked from the day I left school and a few months off when I had my two children. So from Fifteen years to sixty I think I deserve my state pension at sixty. I am now looking after my grandchildren so there parents can work

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  182. I have to work another 3 years 11 months and 3 days to get my pension at 66 years of age, I am so tired now, they are hoping we all die off and wont have to pay us. many will do through sickness like cancer. and out poor children wont even get a state pension when they hopefully reach their pension age.

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  183. Disgusting . And I don’t suppose anyone in government right now will bother to put any of this right . Typical that they keep themselves safe and leave the rest of us paying the price . I bet not many of them still work at 67. We thought we could vote in and trust our chosen candidates ….what’s the point if you can’t ?

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  184. Furiously sick! Breathe. How cunning & cruel.
    Just felt the blood drain out of my weary body.
    Need to take some action against these theives.

    Thank you for the truth.

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  185. THIS IS THEFT out and out stealing and then trying to hide the theft by moving 50s stats pension age without notification to hide the theft. THIS needs acting on now . I’m Feb 54 Have lost £35,000 plus of my contributions and still waiting my state pension they should be named and shamed all of them action is needed NOW!!!!

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  186. I think it is day light robbery to the 50s woman l am 64 and due to ill health l am now living on my private pension they did not think you can become ill due to working in care and work and not being able to work passed 60 its all right for them sitting in goverment behind there desks

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  187. This is plain and simple theft they should be forced to pay the people born in the 50s there pension and have it backdated they keep.saying ahh but we are living longer but how many are dying before they get the pension you are not talking about a year here they have added 6 years on absolute joke

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  188. OK, so is anyone gonna do something about this? They r all disgusting and immoral robbing bastards – so long as they r OK, screw the working class eh!

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  189. This is shocking we have worked all our lives and deserve our pension I don’t get mine till I’m 67 I should have got it next yr

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  190. It’s about time these government pensions were brought into line with normal state pensions. If they want more let them pay towards it themselves and let those 50’s women have their due rights or at the very worst some transitional payments on their pension.

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  191. I think they should be brought to account for their criminal fraud. They have brought despair to thousands of people. How can I vote for criminals. The only party I will vote for in the future are the party that is going to rectify this criminal policy, there will be millions more like me

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  192. Shameful !
    How do these people sleep at night!
    We need to start a petition to get answers in Parliament ! Heads should roll across all parties . Fuming doesn’t describe it 😡

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  193. I had breast cancer 5 years ago! List my business as a sole trader due to my illness and treatment. I’m unable to work as I suffer mwith mental illness. I live alone have no income, and are absolutely in the brink! I so need my pension to live and survive! U am now 64 and have another 3/4 years to wait! I will have to sell my home as
    I cannot afford the bills. I live alone as was divorced in 1992. Children have grown and fled the nest. They cannot support me as they have their own lives to pay for!
    I have worked hard in my life paying tax and national insurance have been a law abiding citizen. And you the government are ruing my life, as I should be retired claiming what is my entitlement to a State Pension now! You have put me in debt if at least £40/50,000! By your dispickable behaviour towards us Women born in the 50’s! SHAME ON YOU

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  194. Not just 50s women , it’s men as well and the future generations to come . This needs to be taken to court they have looked after themselves and shafted everyone else 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

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  195. There all thieves as far as I’m concerned should been hung for what they’re done to other 1950’s women. Me being born in 1954 I worked since I was 15 years old brought children up doing jobs in unsocial hours to care for them. Last job in dementia care home working 20 years at this job on nights until my own health stopped me. I was on walking sticks told to sign on and get a job cleaning. Bloody laugh I’d say why the hell should they get so much pension when if they done a job as I did it would probably kill them

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  196. I too am in the same boat. Years ago when I met my husband we planned my retirement at 60 so that we could spend quality time together. He is nearly 70 and I’ve still got to work for another 6 years. I feel robbed of time. None of us were consulted just told this is what we are doing. How come they can afford to send money to other countries it’s our money they are wasting.

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  197. I had to work until 63+ and retired in dec 2016 and I’ve just worked out they’ve stolen £24000 from me that I’d actually paid into pensions. Disgusting

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  198. Why am I not surprised. Yet more poor treatment of women. We are the easy targets and yet without us there would be no men in politics! This is absolute robbery and treachery against those who do so much, working, raising a family and caring for elderly relatives. Thank you for that.

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  199. I was expecting to retire at 60 as I have rheumatoid arthritis but in the last year of retirement I was informed that I had to work until I was 63 and a half before I got my pension so that was £28,000 that the government had off me they owe me big time but I have decided l am going to spend all my money when I get old and I am going to live until I am at least 100 years old so then they will have to keep me that way I get my money back from the thieving government. So we will win in the end.

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  200. I now have to work till I am 66 before I can get my measly state pension . I have worked since I was 15 years old . Am still working , although not 100% fit but as no ofher income , needs must . I am entitled to that pension but have been robbed of 6 years mobey . Shame on you all who agreed to this .

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  201. This is sacrilege. We have all worked hard all of our lives believing that come 60th anniversary year we would at least have the option to retire. Many of us have health problems but our dignity meant we continue to work. In the long run you are driving us into poorer physical and emotional health, all of which will have a negative impact on the services we will eventually overwhelm! I’ve worked in the voluntary sector, poor pay, invaluable work I love, but no works pension. You would have been lost without us, we’ve already saved the country a fortune, and enabled and enhanced the lives of our communities. Please give us the respect we deserve now!

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  202. Refund us every year you failed to contribute and brhng our retirement date back to orignal state age oe 60 i dont want to work anymore seen 4 of my managers not get past 65 so had no enjoyment of their large final salary pensions!!!

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  203. Disgraceful worked all my life so looking forward to enjoying my retirement with my husband ( who is 8years older than me ) to now wait another 6years…bloody shame on you…

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  204. So have we paid for your pensions to allow you to retire early in luxury. I am disgusted and will think twice before I vote for any off you again.

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  205. Surely the robbing of pension funds is illegal. I have worked since I was 16 years of age. I have paid my contributions to that pension fund. Has anyone actually explained where the money went to? Basic pension I am entitled to – since they “amended” the weekly amount, sorry that should say “lowered”, is £156. That’s multiplied by 52 and then by 6 equals the grand sum off – £48,672. To date the government have withheld £12,792 approximately of my hard earned contributions. I think they have committed an illegal act. Heads of privately run corporations were liable to prosecutions were they not? Somebody should be held accountable. Simple.

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  206. If a private company were to steal money from the company pension pot they would be prosecuted. It begs the question how many mp’s are liable for prosecution for stealing our pension fund money without our permission

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  207. It’s a disgrace. If I had known when I was 16 I could have had the same numbers of years to plan, as men did. I have not been treated equally or fairly. I also did not receive any letters of notice. I found out , just fou d out, not written to! , . I have paid 42 years of full stamps, The Maximum Required is 35 years . I now have to wait six more years for my pension… So why have I also got to pay another 6years of stamps? I should be receiving my pension, like all the 1950,s WASPI women, NO LETTERS, NO NOTICE, NO PENSION, we paid. The DWP are also to blame with a complete shambles, no letters, can’t answer our complaints… The government needs to admit, by here has been a huge, miscarriage of justice here.. 3.5MILLION women have been robbed.

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  208. Corruption again. We are supposed to be able to trust the Government. The NHS is the next secretly privatising it all . Ambulances and such. Sold off a lot the virgin who know how to get money back by failing the targets . It’s all around us. Sick of it.

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  209. I have been denied the ability to plan accordingly by not being informed of these changes. I divorced 9 years ago after 33 years of marriage to a man who never provided for me and our children. The courts gave him half of everything (but he got more) plus a quarter of my pension because he didnt work and had none of his own.
    I calculated payments on a new mortgage based on retirement at 60 but could not afford it so was forced to rent. Had I known that I was to work another 6 years I could have bought myself a house. I have been cheated of a secure future abd will probably loose my home because I won’t be abe to afford it when I retire. I feel I have little to look forward to.

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  210. Politicians should be made to account for their failings us women have worked damn hard for our country to no avail
    They should hang their heads in shame
    I have never seen a poor politician yey

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  211. Disgusting how they have treated women re the SRP some are having to keep working although they are unfit as the cannot afford to retire

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  212. I’ve paid in 42 yrs so far & got another 8yrs to go,, that’s 50yrs of paying in. It’s nothing short of theft what they have done to us. I’m still working now but not in good health, how I will cope for another 8yrs is beyond me. There must be some way to get what is rightfully ours,, before we all pop our clogs.

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  213. I have contributed to the economy of this country by working Full Time for 45 years. This year, my 60th I should have been able to retire gratefully. But no, due to the increase in pension age I will need to work until at least age 66. Robbed and disappointed. Politicians are all corrupt and just look after their own interests. Thieves! That’s what they all are.

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  214. Absolutely disgusting I bet they retire when they want and have a big fat pension not like us hard working people who have been working since 16 years of age and at 63 still working till I am 67 doing a job that a young person should have disgraceful

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  215. Disgrace.They are also happy to let me be a carer to my husband in my “retirement” and when he requires residential care will be happy to take the money from our home which we have both worked hard for !!

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  216. I was born 1945 and always worked, I payed full NATIONAL INS then was told to pay married woman’s stamp and it wouldn’t make no difference to my state pension but it did.i now receive £70 a week

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  217. The only letter I have received from the government was to tell me that when I was 60ys I would receive a full pension in my own right as I had paid enough contributions and now 11 years later I cannot have a full pension unless I go back to work and pay mire contributions make me feel physically sick

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  218. Then take away the colossal sums MP’s are getting when they retire at 60 and give it to us who have worked for it. Ill health now puts me in a position that I probably won’t be able to work until I’m 67 and will land up with next to nothing for a few years. Absolutely despicable 🤬🤬

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  219. We have all been conned by various governments which have pillaged our pension funds and national insurance. Nrxt time I get a phone call from company chasing mid sold pensions I am asking them to sue the government on a no win no fee basis… Any takers?

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  220. I left school at 15 & have worked ever since. You are told to work hard and contribute to society. Now the goal posts have been moved and we have to work even harder! Why? I don’t believe we are all living longer. Tell that to my Dad that died 6 months before his pension.
    Age 64

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  221. I bet it didn’t effect all those ministers through the years either. If it did, they’d hardly feel it with their payoffs and fat wages anyway.

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  222. It’s fraud. They have taken our money and are not giving us back what was agreed. Anyone else would be locked up. Hate all government ministers they are useless make horrendous decisions and most definitely do not live in the real world. How about they all stop robbing us with their expenses claims and their high wages they allow themselves and pay out what is deserved to the hard working women who deserve it more than any if them.

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  223. Arseholes an likes of him can claim for 2nd or 3rd home’s, claim humongous expenses, let’s face it that’s all the Tories have done since they were formed is rob the working man 1 way or another and will continue to do so while they are in power, the public need to stop being sheeple.

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  224. This is worse than I thought it was. The biggest robbers are the MPs, they have made sure that their very large pensions are ok. Don’t know how they sleep at night. Sack the lot of them. I’m now sixty two and without a pension until I’m 66. Living off my husbands pension and our savings, which won’t last long.

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  225. No matter how much parliament is lobbied against the attrocios theft of women’s retirement we will never win. I have worked since I was 16 and was so looking forward to an easier life. I hope that the parliamentary workers enjoy their pension stolen from me and others born in the 50s. At 62. I still have to work. My friends of 66 / 67 now are enjoying golf and ladies who lunch and voluntary work. I will be too old to enjoy it by the time I get there. Thank you to the government for taking away part of my life.

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  226. Absolutely despicable. 50’s women should be reimbursed for what has literally been stolen from them. I have had to stay at work an extra 7 years to support myself.

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  227. Absolutely despicable. 50’s women should be reimbursed for what has literally been stolen from them. I have had to stay at work an extra 7 years to support myself.

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  228. If only someone had the wealth and the knowledge to take the government to task over this, cases where won when it was discovered that endowment policies were mis sold, through the same reasons, i.e not enough money in the kitty due to bad investments etc surely the people have been mis sold a pension , paying into national insurance will guarantee you a pension of x amount when you reach 60yrs for women and 65yrs for men. It’s blatant lies.

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  229. They should everyone one of them hang there heads in shame They say karma is a bitch I hope I am still around when she comes looking for them.

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  230. I think the time has come that the Queen should step in and call an emergency meeting and reverse the age back to 60.
    She should also close parliament and make a new committee pay back the pensions owed.
    The pensioners of Britain should bring the country to a standstill through strikes and demand justice for bad management and misrepresentation.

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  231. So yvette Cooper you was supposed to have fought our corner!! Are you happy with what you see or are you just grateful you have retained your seat?? You are more interested with what happens to refugees than your own electorate don’t expect to be voted back in I’m years older than you don’t have pension money to reap after working since I was 16yrs stand down or stand up for your election promises

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  232. Also, not only have women been robbed of their pension, having to work longer, when for most of their lives they’ve planned for 60, but also the government, hoping that most won’t make it to 66/67 years of age, will make on these pensions. If you die, before you reach pension age, they will rob your pensions, (which has been paid into from your wages, for most of your lives) but the government will only pay a small amount to a husband/partner. Surely this money which they have paid in, should be included in any estate that is left in your Will – not put back into the treasury!! Maybe I’m wrong – but if bank were made to pay back mis-sold PPI, surely the government should be made to pay back, what doesn’t belong to them!

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  233. I think its totally immoral of any government to do this to working class poor.because that’s what we are going to be poor.having worked frim the age of 15 paid my tax and national insurance brought up my children while still working I might add.they also contribute tax and national insurance so why should we have to live our lives out on the breadline .prices for everything has gone up so the little pension we will get wont go very far.we won’t even get any extra for the six years more that we have to work still putting our money into the system.i was less than a year from retirement when this was forced on me like many others .we had no say in the matter.the government are hoping we die before it has to be paid out.its unforgivable..

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  234. We send billions of aid to other countries. Why oh why can’t we look after our own pensioners. The Government should be ashamed of themselves.

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  235. Sorry, but I’ve seen this posted a few times on Facebook and it is seriously wrong. Some of this is courtesy of Paul Lewis’s Money Marketing.

    Let’s bust some myths.

    There is no pension fund, it’s a myth The notion that NI contributions pay for your pension or that there is a pot labelled “state pension” in the Bank of England is not real. Taxes have not been earmarked for anything since the Gladstone reform. All tax take goes into the Consolidated Fund. NI itself is not a fund and it is not insurance, though a fiction is carefully woven around it to make it appear as if it is both.

    The “fund” makes contribution rules, which link paying enough NICs to getting a full state pension, confuse the public into thinking that, somehow, the money in the fund is theirs – saved up to pay for their state pension. But the fund does not exist except outside a set of accounts.

    Myth 1: The fund is used to pay benefits. No. The money used to pay benefits comes from the Consolidated Fund. This is one of the government’s account at the BoE. It gets topped up from the National Loan Fund.

    Myth 2: I’ve paid for my state pension: No you have not. People believe that, because they have paid their NICs, they have somehow paid for their state pension. That confusion is caused because each year of contributions counts as a “ticket” towards your pension. You need 35 years of tickets to get a full pension and at least 10 years to get any pension at all at the reduced rate of 10/35ths. Fewer than 10 years and you get nothing.

    But that system is no more than an assessment of entitlement. Even when 35 years have been paid, most people work another 10 years and still pay NICs right up to state pension age.

    The fund deceives people into thinking there are certain benefits that are good – because they have somehow been paid for by the recipients – and other benefits which are bad – because they are a burden on taxpayers. It is all nonsense.

    Myth 3. Taxpayers fund government spending. No, and this has been the case since 1971 when the U.K. came off the gold standard and the £ became a fiat currency. This means there is no quantity of a commodity (gold) that limits the amount of money the government as access to. The U.K. govt can create as much money as it needs. If it chooses to pay a decent state pension it can do. There is no fiscal constraint.

    Please find out more by learning a bit of economics here: Modern Monetary Theory for an Independent Scotland:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1466864300089196?view=permalink&id=1477825302326429

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  236. British government – Greedy, Corrupt, Shortsighted, Deceptive, Morally Criminal. I was born in 1954 and have been robbed of 6 years pension after working in the NHS for 35 years.

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  237. If any bussiness had done this he would have been done for fraud. There are always means of crucifying Joe blocks whilst the government’s make sure their pensions are fine and Joe blogs can’t do a thing about.

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  238. I received nothing in writing advising me my pension age changed. When I was 59 I called to request a pension forecast and was told if I retired in 2015 I would need to have paid 30 years national insurance contributions to receive a full pension, however, if I retired in 2016 I would need to have paid 35 years national insurance contributions to receive a full state pension. I asked how many years contributions I had accrued and was told 43 but I could not get a state pension until I was 66 at which point I will ( if I live until then) have paid 49 years contributions. I asked if I could stop paying Contributions now and was told no. I asked how much my pension would be increased by due to paying 14 years more contributions than required and was told no increase. One would have thought with the totally inflated salaries earned by government ministers and high level employees that they would have managed to employ someone who could actually balance the books.
    I feel cheated and disgusted at the way the government has abused the women born in the fifties.

    When a defined benefit pension scheme goes bust The Pension Protection Fund helps in some cases by taking over the company assets in the scheme ( read the conditions) and in many cases pensioners will receive the same amount of pension they were due prior to the company going bust. It appears to me if the government are incapable of basic maths and investment strategy they should be looking for a similar group to manage them properly rather than making the women of the fifties pay the price for their arrogance and indifference. This is essentially theft – stealing circa £42,000 from each of these women. The ministers who mismanaged the state pension scheme should be made to pay back funds ( like the proceeds of crime act ). I am disenchanted with the people in government who are running this country into the ground.

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  239. We should all be out protesting at this atrocity. Did these ministers think we wouldn’t notice or care? We should have all of them who know or knew stripped of their titles and their pensions stopped or confiscated to make up this massive shortfall and our pensions given back to us with interested added.

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  240. The journalist/editor of this article needs re-educating.
    I can’t read beyond this headline because of the use of the word rape to denounce a financial crime/scandal.
    I am absolutely outraged.

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  241. Now i understand that at age 31 this doesnt pose as much a problem as it does for others on here but, i dont understand why if the government are screwing us over the way they are why do we still pay them with OUR taxes to do it. (Poo i.e but) if a shop ever treated u like that ud never use or give them money again but thegov cn keep bending u over n u all keep paying for the privilege. Ever since Thatcher smashed the unions you have all seemed to of forgotten what people power actually is n how the gov is ment to SERVE us not rule us. Please seriously some one answer my this question, if everyone and their families effected by this refused to pay any tax untill the gov listened n remembers they are public servants n not master, really even if just 1 million people was to do this what could they do?? Remember guys we are the ones with true power because WE are the ones bringing the money to the table, we the people are ment to be the masters of this country n we the people are ment to be the ones who profit from our hard work n of u dont u get rid n put a new gov in that will serve the people, that is the way democracy is ment to work. But in my short years i cant say ive witnessed much democracy in our so called “Democratic” state. N a little off point but concerning the 50s generation, didnt millions of ur perants generation die in war to stop this kind of careless authoritarian type of system being forced upon us it just makes no sence to me.

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  242. I found out age 55 when I was made redundant from the bank that it would be another 11 years before I received my state pension, not 5 years.
    Consequently I am still working albeit part time and on minimum wage aged 61. I feel I’ve been mugged by our governments.
    Trust none of them, it could be you next!

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  243. I had to work another 2 years despite having over 40 years full time national insurance contributions to receive my state pension and then did not receive the new £150.00 per week rate. I was born 1953. The government and all these ministers should hang their heads in shame.
    I worked from 15 years old and could not retire until nearly 63 to claim my pension. They probably hoped we would die before we received our pension. It makes me so angry when I see people who have never worked and who are better off for not working.

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  244. Not only was the pension age increased to 65, then 66, but in April 2016, the government raised the number of required ‘qualifying years’ (the number of years you have to pay in to get a full pension) from 30 to 35, and any years that you paid into a works pension were disqualified from the ‘qualifying years’ so, having worked for 45 years, retiring at 60 in 2015, at the time I retired, I had 34 ‘qualifying years’, plenty enough for my pension, the year after I retired, they upped the period to 35, meaning I will have to accept a reduced pension when I get it at 66, I will therefore lose not only 6 years of pension, but also £30 per week for the rest of my life due to the government moving the goalposts several times over.

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  245. Wow! We have always known MPs are largely there to feather their nests – apart from a few genuine ones – but what your comments have revealed is staggering. How is justice for 1950a women rectified? I am a WASPI woman and we are asking for Fair Transitional arrangements. That is all. Yet the government won’t even discuss this! The government does NOT represent us so why should we pay THEM?

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  246. I am one of these women and do feel angry that I will not receive my state pension until I am 66
    During my early days of employment there was no equal pay n women were workin for lower wages than most men and also normally the main parent dealing with the school run and holidays and after school parenting . We were in no position to put money on s pension scheme n so have been left high n dry in our sixties . Many men can still retire at 60 as they have paid into a scheme all their workin life as was the norm then unlike many women born in the same era who have to continue working
    Hope there can be a successful outcome to this matter where these women are treated fairly . That is all we ask .

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  247. Why do politicians and governments repeatedly pick on the most disadvantaged in society, because they can, they’re like hyena’s picking off the weakest in society?
    I too am affected, born in 1956. I had a paper round from thirteen and started full-time work the day after my fifteenth birthday. I had no children and worked solidly (for ten years I did two jobs) until ill health, rheumatoid arthritis forced me to accept early retirement at the age of 55. During that time I paid tax and full NI contributions constantly. My husband died two years after I finished work aged 54 years old. I received no physical help in nursing him, and I lost his financial contribution. I am now 62 years old, and managed to get part time work in a local supermarket to supplement my small private pension. Most employers are not interested in older workers, especially if you have a disability. I felt I was treated like a criminal when I tried to claim Disability Benefits and declared fit for work even though I later had to have a wrist replacement 3 years later and my knuckles are now badly affected. I am physically exhausted and worry that I still have to work another four years before I can receive my state pension and am very angry at the way we have been treated by politicians, especially thise who claim to help the disadvantaged in society.

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  248. I’ve worked since I was just 15. Always thought I would retire at 60 with pension. I had to give up my job at 60 through Ill health, which was agreed by doctors, to be told by some young person at benefits office I was well enough to do part time job so nor entitled to anything after going through a very stressful health assessment. What happened to my 40 + years of paying national insurance. Could never afford private pension needed all my wages to live. Flamingo g robbing politicians. My poor hubby a prison officer also can’t retire till 66 the job will kill him !!!

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  249. Calculated theft.
    No warning, no letter explaining my pension would not be paid as agreed. Had to rely on media for information.
    Six years longer to wait.
    Still paying a full stamp.
    The money has been stolen from me it’s not a benefit. I have paid into thefund the government can not lawfully change the rules.

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  250. Shocking! This country is an embarassment to its people.
    I like many others are destined to being in abject poverty for many years …possibly till we die due to the greed and lack of considersation of people in power. They will reap what they sow…..

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  251. It also deprives pensioners who choose to live in certain countries from getting ANY increase in their pension at all. Meanwhile billions have been spent on so-called foreign aid… charity begins at home.

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  252. These in power are a pack off thieving bastards if l had known all them yrs ago i would have opted out there ok all the money they are earning robbing people who has a right to the pension who have worked hard since leaving school and in sixtees now and not allowed anything thieving gets

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  253. By the time I receive my pension I will have worked 51 yrs that is criminal if I live that long having poor health but these greedy politicians hope I do die before I can receive my very well earned pension they should be made to lower the age of woman born in the 50s 2ys is long enough to raise the age of retirement not 6 yrs is another way of ripping us off

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  254. Short sighted, selfish , hypocritical people who don’t care about ordinary hard working citizens .We struggle so much to try and balance our lives and to also think of others by donating to Charity ,being a carer to our ill loved ones or friends .This help Saves the Government billions of pounds each year and they can’t even pay us a pittance of a pension which we have worked hard for and paid into for years .Thanks for nothing .Disgusting !!!!

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  255. How about looking into the new system. I was a pensioner before the it changed about 2 years ago. New pensioners get £150.00 per week i receive £128.00 per week. I worked full time for 35 years and part time 3 years. Do you think that is fair. ? Please answer my question. i was born in 1948

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  256. Why is this not getting brought up in parliament?
    Do we have a pensions minister so she can get a decent pension and retire early unlike the rest of us.

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    • Yes we do he is Guy Opperman and he doesn’t believe the government should pay a penny more to 50s women. Mind you he has made sure he will get a big MPs pension and minister’s pension for himself by choosing to be elected in a safe Tory seat.

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  257. And meanwhile politicans sleep well with their rosie pensions My story(im zlmost 70)is a catalogue of mishandling by the national contributions that led to me having amuch reduced pension Ironically i worked for the (then)DHS and because it was before1974? I could not get any pension from them My story has been taken up by my then union and also a solicitor that was at the time helping me with a claim after a very bad accident -to no avail -exasperation isnt the word!!

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  258. These people should’ve been prosecuted for what they’ve done absolutely disgusting people are sick of these awful disgusting people. I work full time was looking forward to my retirement then I find out I have another six years to work my job is physical and hard work but like all the other women on here can’t get another job that’s easier because nobody wants to employ you when they find out your age. I bet their wife’s aren’t working over 60. Disgusting

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  259. Disgusting – they should make immediate amends to this. They can pull out millions every time foreign aid is required anywhere in the world – they should start by heeding their own people

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  260. Join the WASPI group. They have got legal representation and are challenging the government. They are trying to get compensation for the 50s women.

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    • I would say join BackTo60 as well – they are the organisation taking out a judicial review against the government to get their money back. Waspi are pursuing maladministration through the Parliamentary Ombudsman.

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  261. Well thank you very much to all those money grabbing, uncaring, selfish, pocket-lining people, we foolishly trusted to ‘do the right thing’ with our hard earned money.
    As a 50’s woman, I have nothing but total and utter disgust for them.
    I hope they enjoy (not) their ill-gotten spoils!

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  262. Yes it is disgusting.
    What we need to do is get one of our ladies to stand as an independent MP in an area where we have the most WASPI members. Get all of the WASPI members in the area and their families to vote for them. Start with one then move onto another area.
    Every WASPI member should write again to their MP’s and clearly state that if they do not support our campaign then you will not vote for them. I have done so and will continue to do this.

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  263. Shocking and not to mention the personal problems associated with this theft! We have worked hard and played the game but thieving government have changed the goalposts with no thought for the difficulties they have caused us! I am disgusted with the way our country is going.

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  264. This is an outrage these MPs were nothing but thieves they should be hauled before the courts and put in jail and made to pay the money to the people who should have it in the first place the people who were entitled to it

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  265. I received a letter from nestle who I have my private pension with informing me that my pension would be reduced as my bridging pension had finished when I rang them they said my pension had been calculated up to the previous state pension age so I am now 500pound short a month and cannot claim my state pension till January 2020 it is disgusting what they have done and the govorment should be made to pay

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  266. This has affected me!!! I was 19 days over the deadline and had to wait for 3 years for my pension….
    I have lost over £16,000 !!!!! I want it back they owe it to me, I worked for years for it.

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  267. Corrupt thieves…the government hope alot of us will die before we ever see our pensions. It’s disgusting how we’ve been treated…they aren’t interested in us only in featherIng their own nests. Makes my soul want to roll over and die.

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  268. I am absolutely disgusted by this theft of not only our pensions but our years that should have been spent with our families

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  269. This is diabolical and if it had happened in the business and banking world people would be held accountable and be punished instead it is us hard working women paying into the system from the age of 15 the DWP have told me I have 47 qualifying years when you only need 30 and I still can’t have my pension until I am 65 and 4 months old. Plus women who have never worked and paid into the system can have a full pension at the same age as me if their birth year was 1954 so nothing seems fair and something really needs to be done to bring this situation to Parliament so the right thing can finally be done for robbed 1950 women

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  270. Absolutely disgusting that the government supposed to be working for the people can leave this age group so penalised that lives are so difficult..
    We worked hard from 15/16 year old and the rules of getting our pension that we paid into have been changed so many times .
    Causing physical and mental upset .
    Today’s news says women are not living as long as expected ,so that’s the answer they want people to die so they don’t need to pay us what we deserve ..
    They have stolen our money and nobody is taking responsibility to put things right … Criminal …

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  271. I’m devistated not just for me but all other women who had this bombshell dropped on them with no time to make alternative plans. We are not saying changes should not happen we are saying this should have been fazed in. We have been treated with disrespect!!! Compensation should be paid

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  272. I am also s 1950’s woman worked since the age of 16 an extra 6 years added to my SPA retirement plans totally ruined as my husband is 6 years older than me will be 72 when I get my pension. I cannot understand why the media will not pick this up especially the BBC this should be exposed asap and the people responsible held to account. and the DWP should be forced to pay back every single penny to all women affected – we really need to push now the nice approach is only helping the robbers.

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  273. This why my husband has to try and stay in work . While battling myloma . Even though he can retire in feb 2019 . I am battling to work part time I have diabetes and arthritis and high blood pressure . We are born in the same year 1954 . But my husband can retire at 65 . I must wait till I am sixty six and a half. The government hopes we will die before we get anything . Its shocking to read why this has happend . If this was in the private sector . It would have been a criminal offence .

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  274. Liars, cheats and thieves- all of them. Only thinking of themselves. I’ve worked over 30 years in palliative care. I don’t get a protected pension and the final salary scheme went years ago – and I have to work an additional 6 years for my reduced state pension. Shame on you all. Doubtless you all sleep well on you plumped up pillows and convincin yourselves it’s all for the good of the people😡Shame on you all! No wonder we live in a country that puts no value on caring for others less fortunate or ill in our society. You’ve broken us……..

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  275. I was looking 4ward to my retirement …I’ve been working since I was 15yrs old …I had 2 & half yrs off to ave my kids then went back to work ….thats over 40yrs altogether…I’ve done enough & deserved my retirement & that lot Robber Me ….put it right….I found it hard to get a job at 60 now on Minimum wage how’s that right

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  276. Mi is there no one listening. Some jobs you can’t do at this age so you carry on regardless others needing to cover for you or you retire and use what savings you’ve got or use your work pension what happens when it’s gone end up with mental health problems time we got together to get what’s owed to us

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  277. Why is this not being treated as fraud? Like many others I had my SP age raised by 6 years. When I paid my first ever NI stamp I agreed to pay NI in order that I might get a pension at 60 which was the retirement age at that time. On a whim the government have put the SP age up this defrauding me out of £48, 000. Like many wome born in the 1950’s we had no warning or no time to make other funding arrangements so that we could still retire. My husband ,(and most husband) od a few years older than his wife so it now means that by the time I am old enough to claim my state pension my husband could be too old and frail to enjoy a joint retirement or worse still he could possibly be dead!! Every couple should be allowed a joint retirement after all the years they have worked. Stop immigration and make it tougher for younger people to stay on Job Seekers allowance get them out to work to support their own families. The older people have done their share and deserve to receive their state pension to allow them to slow down and enjoy life in retirement whilst still healthy enough to enjoy it.

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  278. Those that go out to work everyday fund those below who can’t or won’t work and fund those above who squirrel their funds abroad.
    In return for our working lufe good behaviour payment if insurance and taxes MP receive gold standard pensions and Civil Servants ridivulous pay increases.
    Hiw they argue equality wuth men on pension payments when it is yet to be achieved in the workplace is beyond me

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  279. Those that go out to work everyday fund those below who can’t or won’t work and fund those above who squirrel their funds abroad.
    In return for our working lufe good behaviour payment if insurance and taxes MP receive gold standard pensions and Civil Servants ridivulous pay increases.
    Hiw they argue equality wuth men on pension payments when it is yet to be achieved in the workplace is beyond me

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  280. I am one of the 50 s women affected by this. How do we turn our life around after and keep our head above water knowing that successive governments have been working at letting us down. I find it incredible that they target us like this but do not fore warn of these changes so we can plan our lives. What do other folk on this ???

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  281. Utterly appalling ! I will have worked 3 more years than 60 when I plan to retire and have to wait another 3 for my government pension! I have decided to exist on a small reduced work based pension because life is to short and I want to enjoy the good health I have now.
    We have been completely betrayed by all that decided this knowing what was to follow . Well I’m not doing it at 63 neither will I ever vote again!
    It’s a major travesty planned for years without a shred of empathy for short notice and all the women involved when they threw this croc of sh….t at us . Shame on them all and their fat pensions! Disgusted !!!

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  282. Each and every one of those mentioned should be brought to justice for their deceit and total and utter abuse of this poor group of women who are now suffering the consequences for their greed. Disgraceful!!!!!!

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  283. We had to give up our business 2 years ago as my husband has Huntingtons Disease and I am now his full time carer, getting just over £65 a week to do this. He turns 65 on Sunday and I am 60 in November, but like everyone else no pension until I am 66. My husbands life expectancy is a matter of a couple of years. I will then have to try and get a job. Who the hell is going to employ a 60+ year old woman, who has been off the job scene for some 5 years and prior to that ran her own business Our laugh when we got married is that He would retire in August and I had to work another 5 months till I retired.

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  284. I lost my job with HMRC due to I’ll health..was awaiting hip replacement. I’ve been out of work 3yrs now, I’m 63 so no pension till Nov 2020!!…its a disgrace…I will have lost 6yrs pension..i worked from 1971 to 2015…..it’s just not fair….I’m now living on a pittance

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  285. Not a happy bunny to hear this. I to have to wait until I’m 66 to claim my pension. I retired at 60 due to breast cancer ( inflammory breast cancer). Because of this found I would have to claim benefits and not my pension. I have worked full time most of my life and even though I’m entitled to claim , still felt bad to have to do this. I can not understand why cancer patients are not helped more and most people I know with cancer struggle financially. Especially self employed it seems who are refused help. Cancer patients could be dead before they claim their pensions . Their pensions do not go to their family, who need help. This goes back to the government never to be seen again. Something should be arranged so we can claim our pension early if we have cancer and are near pension age. Are pension is rightfully are’s. Paid out too us would actually save the government and local council benefit help.

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  286. It’s a disgrace. I have worked since I was 15. There was none of the benefits then as there is now for people with children.
    The one thing that women my age were entitled to was our state pension. I have lost out on SIX years pension. Even my husband has got his pension before me (65)
    It’s shameful

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  287. With rising costs on household bills and food, I’m really struggling to see how to manage to eat or heat my way through to 66. Like so many of the comments left here I feel totally bereft. Having worked full or part-time when bringing up my children since the age of 15, and been told I have paid enough contributions to receive a full state pension by the time I was 55, I can not believe how betrayed by the government I feel… angry, bitter and twisted doesn’t even cover it right now. How dare government think that they can get away with this!!! I think it is illegal and hope other legal professionals will have the courage to look at this. I am sick and tired of hearing about human rights news of injustice around the globe… what about our human rights… all of our rights… us here in Britain right now!?!?!

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  288. I left school in 1969 and worked all my life until I retired in 2016 I have paid NI contributions for 46 years I am 64 next month and now have no money coming in my husband who is retired claims for me I was forced to give up my job as I had an accident on my back but when I was 50 although I worked on through it I still have to wait another 2 years before I get my pension yes The Government who took my tax and NI are the thieves here they have massive salaries second homes here and abroad they don’t care they owe me about £42,000 it’s only about £7,000.katper year not a lot to them about £144.00 per week which could make a massive difference in my life THIEVES FACT.

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  289. I always knew about the first raising of the pension age but the second is unforgivable. I am affected but because I am slightly older than a number of my friends much less so than others. Equally I have friends who are older who have not been affected at all. This was and is a disgraceful slight on women born in the early 50s, many of whom have worked all their days AND paid national insurance. I despise those who brought about this change. No one can argue that equalising the retirement age between men and women should happen but to do it over such a short period without warning, and thus no time to make additional financial provision, is just plain wrong. Many of my friends are struggling and having to work well beyond their ‘sell by dates’. How long before we have teachers dying in class roooms, nurses dying on wards, etc. Despicable actions by a disgusting UK government that is meant to look after our collective interests throughout our lives.

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  290. As one of the 50’s women who has worked all my life in the NHS, 44 years, I feel very let down. Not only have successive governments tried to destroy the NHS they have also pilfered the pension funds, and yet again it is women who are taking the brunt of this. Shame on them.

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  291. I have to wait another four years for my state pension where I thought it would have been two years ago at 60.. I have brought up my children who are now both tax payers. I looked after my mum before she died and now I am going through an awful menopause…I have worked since I was 16 years old. I feel that six years of my pension has been stolen.

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  292. Yes it all the same ,the Government stealing money ,If everyone saved all their money for their old age ,the couldn’t steal it .Is the same with all the people who worked all their life &paid in N I ,but never reach the retirement age ,where did all that money go ? .

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  293. Why cant this be taken to the courts of human rights absolute daylight robbery , i should have retired 5 years ago fully paid up and now i have to work till march 2020 while the fat cats enjoy the fruits of my labour ☹☹

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  294. Bloody disgusting robbing bastards . They should be made to pay the money back like the bhs bloke another low life scum bag

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  295. The government has robbed me of my pension money that I began contributing to at 15years 47yrs later an still contributing iv found out I’m not getting g it cos I’m living too long another shitty end of the stick for impoverished working class

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  296. This is disgusting the politicians should be made to go without their pensions so the 50s women can be paid what they’re owed.

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  297. I’m sad to say this doesn’t surprise me. It just makes me so B….y mad 😡. These people what ever party we support get to power & Di all they can to keep themselves comfy & the rest of us can go to hell in a hand cart. Sad to say if men had had this done to them there would have been a revolution! Time this was sorted, their pension pot should be frozen & the shortfall taken from there until were all on a level playing field. Never going to happen though is it!

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  298. Why don’t the politicians take a wage freeze and put what they would get into our pension pot – it’s disgusting what they get away with and we have to suffer as usual. I would have been able to retire in Feb but no I have another 6 years still to work and pay into the system.

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  299. Welcome to equality ladies get your pension the same age as men,stop moaning we all get screwed over it’s life just get on with it

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      • David I hadn’t realised you were going to be on The Danny Pike show or indeed the other lady. I was pleased that you were as I think between the three of us and the callers phoning in afterwards we covered most of it.
        Thanks again, I see you were very busy what with being on Salford Radio too in the evening.

        As always I can’t thank you enough.

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    • The issue of equalisation of male and female state pension ages is not contended. Had it just been about equalisation of state pension age then the initial rise in age should have been cost neutral and would likely have been somewhere between 62 1/2 and 65, with pension age rising for women and falling for men. It wasn’t.
      The second and third broad issues of contention are that these changes were introduced over too short a transition period and with insufficient notice for women to make adequate arrangements, given that numerous women had planned for state pension at age 60 and, unaware of the changes, had taken decisions that involved living on savings in the short term.
      These problems were compounded once the increases beyond 65 were added in and the combined transition was accelerated.

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  300. I am one of the 50s women who had to work longer to get there pension, I am 67 years old and still work, I now work part time in the NHS as I cannot live on the state pension, if I didn’t work I could not afford to tax and insure my 14 year old car, I can’t afford to buy another car, I have worked all my adult life as well as bring up four children, and now when I should be able to enjoy my later years, I have to keep working just to keep my head above water, I suggest the government members should try living on state pension and see just how far the money goes, I haven’t had a holiday in 8 years, and don’t see that I will have one in the future, unless I don’t want to eat, as that is the only way I would have any extra money as the rest is taken up in bills to keep a roof over my head and not be in debt, welcome to my world,

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    • I agree Elaine and imagine hitting that situation with six years less pension when you got to that point. We have a pension half of that of France and one third of Germany and it was us that won the war!
      I cant believe that I am fighting so hard to get an appalling pension. But it certainly has impacted greatly by denying me and 3.67 million women six years State Pension by making me wait till 66.
      We may indeed get to that point and still need to work but it will be extra money and not instead of our state pension money.

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  301. Maybe we should start a petition demanding the retirement age be returned to what is was we shouldn’t allow them to do this if we all stand up someone has to take notice surely

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  302. If this happened in private industry it would be regarded as embezzelment. These culprits should be prosecuted. They have blatently robbed the average female of this country of thousands of pounds whilst making sure of their own comfort. Its disgusting! No wonder we have no respect for politicians anymore when such corruption is allowed to go on – UNPUNISHED!!!!

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  303. When will our elected government do what they are supposed to do & act in the best interests of the people they are supposed to represent? A first step of true commitment should be to review MP’s & Ministers retirement pensions & bring them in line with an appropriate comparison…

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  304. Typical!!! women have been cheated out of their due rights to a pension at 60 – this decision was brought in by the back door and foisted on the unsuspecting public this government & prev.govs have saved billions by raising the SPA – not surprisingly many people will die without even drawing the pension they paid into all their working lives we should be able to sue the government !!!

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  305. just turned 15 when I started working that means I will be have been working 51 years when I can retire that’s more than some and a few months less than some it’s not fair I can’t say in words what I’m thinking might not be allowed I can say let down by the system

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  306. Kate Walker says
    Their short sightedness in not paying this age of woman their pension at 60 has also impacted on social care . This age group of women would have cared for there aging parents in the past but cannot do so now as they need to keep working until the raised pension age. Therefore this will have impacted onto the social care of the elderly , and our health service with elderly bed blocking. Leaving these women feeling very guilty.
    Goverments took the moneysaving option but didn’t look at the impact of their actions and we vote them in and give them this power over us instead of holding them to account ……

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