Women fighting state pension changes to protest outside Parliament on Budget Day

WASPI campaigners will be joined by supportive MPs and trade unionists in a bid to force a Government compromise...
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  • jamesdjamesd Forumite
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    Will MoneySavingExpert please cease it's advocacy of increased gender discrimination?

    What that WASPI is seeking is:

    1. A six year difference in state pension benefits for fraternal twins born on the same day if one is male and the other female.
    2. A six year difference in state pension benefits for women born one day apart, depending whether they are within or outside the date range they are campaigning on.

    The previous governments used staggered introduction of the changes to avoid big cliff edges like that and compromised on the more recent increases by limiting the maximum extra delay to no more than eighteen months.

    The three other founder members have a different campaign for help just to women who need it, not the effect of an earlier pension age for all women regardless of need.
  • You mean the 'deluded' WASPI woman. Those who think the 'clock should be turned back' for them. The 1995 Pension changes were well publishised at the time. The prblem seems to be that too many of them were spending their time watching daytime TV to be aware about the changes that were happening. They should have gone to specsavers.
  • badmemorybadmemory Forumite
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    Here we go again! A group of women fighting to embarass all other women who learnt to read before they hit 50. We fought for equality, we can't just have one bit and not the rest. Not that we have equality with graduated retirement benefit but you can't have everything. Seriously though they must be very thick skinned to want to admit their ignorance in front of the whole country.
  • SilvertabbySilvertabby Forumite
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    I'm a 50s woman (born in 1956) and certainly remember the hoo-ha when the increases were announced in the 1993 budget - and then well publicised in the media. OK, most ladies had a moan about the changes, but it did mean that they were discussed at length in the shops, at work, in the hairdressers, etc etc. No excuse for claiming ignorance - I assume that these misguided minnies are only doing that because they think that it bolsters their cause. It doesn't.

    Could the equalisation of State pension age between men and women have been introduced differently? Of course it could - it should have been included in the 1975 Sex equality/discrimination act. That way, it could have been drip fed in as a 1 year increase each decade starting in 1985.
  • dunstonhdunstonh Forumite
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    MSE really ought to understand what they are supporting. It just goes to show that MSE doesnt really do what is best for consumers but what is best for its own commercial image.
    I am an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). The comments I make are just my opinion and are for discussion purposes only. They are not financial advice and you should not treat them as such. If you feel an area discussed may be relevant to you, then please seek advice from an Independent Financial Adviser local to you.
  • I believe they'll be a question made (probably by Mhairi Black) at PM Question time tomorrow, prior to the Budget, demanding 'justice' for the GRASPI woman. ;) no doubt it will be answered by TM showing them two fingers. :rotfl: I thinks the GRASPI'S will find there day outs been a waste of time, along with the rest of there I'll founded campaign.
  • BootsoxBootsox Forumite
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    In the modern parlance:

    MSE=virtue signalling
  • Archi_BaldArchi_Bald Forumite
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    Found this on Twitter. It is spot on. Amazing that the MSE Journalists don't appear to have investigated this campaign properly.

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  • moleratmolerat Forumite
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    I hope it rains ................ on their parade ;)
  • Archi_BaldArchi_Bald Forumite
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    This is one of the main campaigners. Hands up those who want to pay more NI and tax to keep her in the style she is accustomed to.

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