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    • Mortgagefreeman
    • By Mortgagefreeman 14th Jul 17, 8:00 AM
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    WASPI - Early day motion EDM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 8:00 AM
    WASPI - Early day motion EDM 14th Jul 17 at 8:00 AM
    The GRASPI's are enraged. They've had their EDM amended, and it now includes this.

    after 'a' delete to 'that' in line 3 and insert 'a cost-neutral early retirement option'.
    This is NO use to them whatsoever, as they know they'll never be able to get that with the estimated 77bn of tax payers money that will be needed to fund their demands.

    They've been showing their 'true colours' over on twitter.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/WASPI_Campaign?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Es erp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    These are the same GRASPI woman who'll be crying foul, when there's no money left in the NHS, to pay for their welfare in their old age.
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    • faybijou
    • By faybijou 16th Jul 17, 7:02 PM
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    Never thought I'd come on here and find the "smug". Very disappointed in you.
    • Mortgagefreeman
    • By Mortgagefreeman 16th Jul 17, 7:15 PM
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    Never thought I'd come on here and find the "smug". Very disappointed in you.
    Originally posted by faybijou
    Can I direct you to a link which shows how vile these 'women' are?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/12144589/Minister-bullied-and-insulted-by-womens-group-over-pension-age.html
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    • colsten
    • By colsten 16th Jul 17, 9:06 PM
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    Altmann has been forgiven by WASPI since she got fired as she has since declared that she thinks the DWP has misled 1950s women. I am not sure whether Altmann has explained how we were misled - I haven't seen anything about it. Presumably it will all come out when she appears in Court as a witness for WASPI - you know, in that Court case they were fundraising for last year and that they might bring sometime in the next couple of decades.
    • Mortgagefreeman
    • By Mortgagefreeman 16th Jul 17, 9:42 PM
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    Altmann has been forgiven by WASPI since she got fired as she has since declared that she thinks the DWP has misled 1950s women. I am not sure whether Altmann has explained how we were misled - I haven't seen anything about it. Presumably it will all come out when she appears in Court as a witness for WASPI - you know, in that Court case they were fundraising for last year and that they might bring sometime in the next couple of decades.
    Originally posted by colsten
    They can't afford a Court case, they'd need to raise at least £2m, and they struggled to raise their £100,000 for a 'Legal opinion' last year. That was money well spent.

    No, they're continuing with the 'negotiating' option, and are still (after a year) looking for a Campaign Director. No doubt offering £30,000 a year, it's not surprising they haven't been overwhelmed with applications.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 17th Jul 17, 7:27 AM
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    Never thought I'd come on here and find the "smug". Very disappointed in you.
    Originally posted by faybijou
    Are you affected by the 1995 and/or 2011 Acts?

    Are you a WASPI woman?'?
    Do you agree with their 'asks', 'wants' or 'demands'?

    Do you think it is fair that a woman born on the same day as a man gets her state pension before he does?
    Because that is what WASPI are campaigning for.

    Personally, I find the 'smugness' you refer to on this thread much more palatable than the photos of champagne-swilling WASPI women travelling First Class to their 'day of action'.
    • mystic_trev
    • By mystic_trev 17th Jul 17, 9:40 AM
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    There's alternative Twitter page.

    https://twitter.com/WASPI_Campaiqn
    • Malthusian
    • By Malthusian 17th Jul 17, 10:21 AM
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    Altmann has been forgiven by WASPI since she got fired as she has since declared that she thinks the DWP has misled 1950s women.
    Originally posted by colsten
    You know the scene in The Mask of Zorro where Zorro takes out an entire cavalry squadron singlehandedly by leaping from one horse to another, leaving their riders sprawling in the dust? That's basically what Ros Altmann does with bandwagons.
    • bmm78
    • By bmm78 17th Jul 17, 10:48 AM
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    There's alternative Twitter page.

    https://twitter.com/WASPI_Campaiqn
    Originally posted by mystic_trev
    A couple of posts have strayed below the belt in my opinion.

    Exposing the hypocrisy and selfishness of the Hooray Henriettes is fair game, but got to be careful when it strays into taboo subjects like suicide, cancer etc.

    Each to their own though - anyone offended can just block.

    It does however show how amateur and deluded the WASPI campaign leaders are. Seriously, who tries to start a barney with their own parody account?!?
    I work for a financial services intermediary specialising in the at-retirement market. I am not a financial adviser, and any comments represent my opinion only and should not be construed as advice or a recommendation
    • Paul_Herring
    • By Paul_Herring 17th Jul 17, 10:52 AM
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    WASPI are the type of people who even argue with their own Twitter parody account....
    Originally posted by bmm78
    There's alternative Twitter page.

    https://twitter.com/WASPI_Campaiqn
    Originally posted by mystic_trev
    They're arguing with it because, apparently, they've found that Twitter doesn't give them the control that Facebook apparently does.
    Conjugating the verb 'to be":
    o I am humble
    o You are attention seeking
    o She is Nadine Dorries
    • TrustyOven
    • By TrustyOven 17th Jul 17, 2:03 PM
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    Could someone please expand the GRASPI and EDM acronyms?

    All I can think of is Government Response Against State Pension Increase and Electronic Dance Music.
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    • Malthusian
    • By Malthusian 17th Jul 17, 2:13 PM
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    A couple of posts have strayed below the belt in my opinion.
    Originally posted by bmm78
    It's Twitter. If you're on Twitter you've already gone below the belt and several inches up where the sun doesn't shine. You can't choose to wallow in a dung heap and then complain when you get splashed.
    • Paul_Herring
    • By Paul_Herring 17th Jul 17, 2:29 PM
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    Could someone please expand the GRASPI and EDM acronyms?

    All I can think of is Government Response Against State Pension Increase and Electronic Dance Music.
    Originally posted by TrustyOven
    GRASPI is a play on WASPI (Women against state pension inequality) that includes the word 'grasp'

    EDM is Early Day Motion.
    Early Day Motions (EDMs) are formal motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons. However, very few are actually debated. EDMs allow MPs to draw attention to an event or cause. MPs register their support by signing individual motions.
    Conjugating the verb 'to be":
    o I am humble
    o You are attention seeking
    o She is Nadine Dorries
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 17th Jul 17, 3:22 PM
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    “ Could someone please expand the GRASPI and EDM acronyms?

    All I can think of is Government Response Against State Pension Increase and Electronic Dance Music.
    Originally posted by TrustyOven
    GRASPI is a play on WASPI (Women against state pension inequality) that includes the word 'grasp'
    I still say it should be WASPE (Women Against State Pension Equality)
    • bmm78
    • By bmm78 17th Jul 17, 4:03 PM
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    It's Twitter. If you're on Twitter you've already gone below the belt and several inches up where the sun doesn't shine. You can't choose to wallow in a dung heap and then complain when you get splashed.
    Originally posted by Malthusian
    Fair enough. It was more of a sense of "no need to go there" rather than any sense of spluttering indignation.
    I work for a financial services intermediary specialising in the at-retirement market. I am not a financial adviser, and any comments represent my opinion only and should not be construed as advice or a recommendation
    • Mortgagefreeman
    • By Mortgagefreeman 17th Jul 17, 5:25 PM
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    GRASPI are asking for more money, and the Elephant in the room makes an appearance i.e. 60's woman.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/WASPI_Campaign/status/886212932798951424?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp %5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet
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    • jem16
    • By jem16 19th Jul 17, 10:59 AM
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    There's alternative Twitter page.

    https://twitter.com/WASPI_Campaiqn
    Originally posted by mystic_trev
    Chris Shaw, Waspi PR man, has had a tip off that the DWP is behind the parody account.

    https://twitter.com/The_ChrisShaw/status/887591181458309120

    They are getting desperate to even take that seriously.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 19th Jul 17, 11:25 AM
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    Chris Shaw, Waspi PR man, has had a tip off that the DWP is behind the parody account.

    https://twitter.com/The_ChrisShaw/status/887591181458309120

    They are getting desperate to even take that seriously.
    Originally posted by jem16
    Hilarious.

    The idea of DWP - as an organisation - being behind a Twitter parody account is laughable.

    Hang on a minute though.......this is WASPI we're talking about.
    • jem16
    • By jem16 19th Jul 17, 11:34 AM
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    Hang on a minute though.......this is WASPI we're talking about.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    The comments are getting funnier by the minute. They're going to take the DWP to the cleaners.
    • colsten
    • By colsten 19th Jul 17, 12:17 PM
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    Chris Shaw, Waspi PR man, has had a tip off that the DWP is behind the parody account.
    Originally posted by jem16
    Inspector Clouseau has been seen lingering in the Caxton House vicinity this morning. It can only a matter of time before he delivers the required evidence to Chris Shaw.

    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 19th Jul 17, 2:18 PM
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    Slinky
    They've got no chance

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40658774
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