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Pensioners votes taken forgranted.

The Conservative Party has long seen itself as a champion of older people.    It prides and preens itself  as a supporter of British values.  This has kept it in power through the last two general elections, propped up by the … Continue reading

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“Pensions Deception”

This follows on from the previous blog “Illusion turns to Deception”.  They are part of a thread I have been writing about ever since the current Government announced its radical move to a £140 ooops! £155 state pension.  All the posts … Continue reading

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“Illusion turns to Deception”

I’ve been writing about pensions since I started this blog four years ago.  It has always been a fairly unfathomable subject.  But in 2010 the Coalition Government promised, not only to radically simplify the state pension, but also to significantly increase … Continue reading

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“Now You See It”

If I were the Prime Minister half way through my first term in office, I would be beginning to think about how I could be re-elected for a second term.   I would want something that would appeal to a large … Continue reading

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“Pension Cuts on the Way”

Either I must be psychic, which I doubt, or the Prime Minister, the Secretary of State for Works and Pensions – Mr Ian Duncan-Smith and just about the whole of the Conservative Party, and the Editor of The Times, must be … Continue reading

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A Cruel Deception.

I wrote scathingly about the £140 state pension when it was first heralded as a great step forward by Ian Duncan Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.  (Click on Pensions under Topics to see more, or find … Continue reading

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” The £140 Pension Illusion” 3

Is this a cruel April 1st joke ?   I first started writing about this subject back in October last year when the pensions minister Steve Webb anounced a headline grabbing huge 40%rise in the state pension.      More recently on the … Continue reading

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