Campaigners raise £65,000 for legal challenge to women's state pension changes

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  • colsten
    colsten Posts: 17,597 Forumite
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    city1949 wrote: »
    By the way two former works and Pension ministers including the last one Baroness Altman now support the group
    Corbyn, tons of Labour MPs and SNP MPs all "support" WASPI.

    But what does "support" mean? Ask any of these supporters what they would do for WASPI if they had the power to do anything and there's an eerie silence.

    Only the SNP have made a half-c*cked attempt at pricing up a solution for less than 20% of the affected women. They then tried to sell that solution as if it was for 100% of the WASPI, called a Press conference, had smilie photos taken with the 5 WASPI co-founders, and told the Press a lot more lies, such as that was a £30bn surplus in the NI Fund, which in reality has made a loss for the last two financial years. What followed was a real soap: the WASPI2 had publicly distanced themselves from the SNP solution a couple of hours later, after they had been told about the shenanigans.

    Notwithstanding, the SNP have forced their way to another WASPI backbench debate on November 15. This will be, like the earlier backbench debates, a complete waste of time as Government is not bound by backbench debates.
  • molerat
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    city1949 wrote: »
    Sorry I should have said she was born in 1954 she wasn't informed of the second change until 2013.
    I am also a 1954 vintage and my SPA was moved to 66 by the original 2011 changes then back to 65.5. I was aware of it at the time the changes were happening.
  • bmm78
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    dunstonh wrote: »
    Baroness Altman will support whatever agenda suits her career path.

    I don't think that's entirely accurate. From time to time she will also support whatever agenda placates her vanity :p
    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
  • bmm78
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    city1949 wrote: »
    Sorry I should have said she was born in 1954 she wasn't informed of the second change until 2013.
    By the way two former works and Pension ministers including the last one Baroness Altman now support the group

    “(WASPI demands are) utterly unreasonable and totally ridiculous. This campaign isn’t about equality. It’s actually advocating state pension inequality. The pension changes simply bring women into line with men. It doesn’t make sense for women to be expecting to get their state pensions before men can claim theirs. Why do they think they are a special case?

    I’ve never supported the aims of this campaign ever. WASPI has been misleading people into thinking that they are calling for something reasonable when actually they are not"


    Baroness Rosalind Altmann (2016)


    I think Ros probably had it right the first time.
    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
  • Daniel54
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    city1949 wrote: »
    I don't think most women who support the movement argue about the equalising of the pension age.

    i think you will find that most Waspis support equalisation of pension age for all women born on or after 1st January 1960.
  • colsten
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    The first 6 minutes of this podcast are about the IFS view on pensioners' income now and in the future. The WASPI will hate this.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04hxmrg


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  • colsten
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    More from the IFS. It is beyond belief that WASPI think they should be paid more money before they are even legally entitled to it.

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  • Aberdeenangarse
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    Whatever happened to the Legal challenge? I guess it never happened? Quite what were these WASPI women hope to achieve? I guess they’d spent their PPI claims and were just jumping on another bandwagon?
  • Seabee42
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    The we do not mind if its equalised just so long as it is not us.


    The let everyone else pay argument. How did politicians go anywhere near this protest group.
  • p00hsticks
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    Whatever happened to the Legal challenge?


    Reluctant as I am to see the subject discussed much further, as I think it's well outstayed it's welcome on this board, as the thread's now been resurrected I'll contribute this as an answer to your question


    https://www.ftadviser.com/pensions/2018/04/11/waspi-infighting-damages-dwp-legal-battle/
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