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

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  • dunstonhdunstonh Forumite
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    I'm a bit confused as to what Ros Altmann's position is though. Is she attending the rally (as per the quote in Pollycat's post), or bullied by them, as in mortgagefreeman's post?

    That is Ros Altmann for you. She goes wherever she is paid to go or where her commercial interests are. She flip flops on positions all the time.
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  • bmm78bmm78 Forumite
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    vivatifosi wrote: »
    Another woman who knew in the mid nineties here. I do not sympathise with WASPI as I don't see how they didn't know.

    I'm a bit confused as to what Ros Altmann's position is though. Is she attending the rally (as per the quote in Pollycat's post), or bullied by them, as in mortgagefreeman's post?

    Ros' position is trying to make people forget she was ever Pensions Minister so that she can rebuild her reputation as the UK's most prominent consumer champion for pensions.

    This is along the lines of her trying to make people forget that she once fronted an outfit selling single-tied non-advised annuities, before she was able to build her reputation as the UK's most prominent critic of non-advised annuity sales.
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  • bmm78bmm78 Forumite
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    Archi_Bald wrote: »
    How did you know?

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    Call it a hunch :D

    There is of course nothing wrong with people taking advantage of the luxuries of first-class travel, which can sometimes be very cost-effective if booked well in advance.

    It is of course colossally stupid to post pictures of oneself doing so on social media, while in transit to campaign for £77bn of taxpayers' money on the basis that many in your cohort have been "robbed" and left destitute.
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  • PennylanePennylane Forumite
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    Martin Lewis did attend. I have photos. :T
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    Archi_Bald wrote: »
    I don't know who you were listening to but the BBC commentator was easy enough to understand. Sure, some whistling and pot-bashing could be heard in the back. Hardly amounted to "drowning out".

    The main news for me isn't noisy women outside Westminster but what's in today's Budget for additional state pension money. £0.00.

    BBC 24 HR news and she had to explain several times what the noise was and why. It quietened off later in the afternoon as people went off to travel home from all over the country but they did what they set out to achieve.
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    Pennylane wrote: »
    BBC 24 HR news and she had to explain several times what the noise was and why. It quietened off later in the afternoon as people went off to travel home from all over the country but they did what they set out to achieve.

    i.e. a day out in town at someone else's expense.
    Apart from that, sweet FA
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    Pennylane wrote: »
    BBC 24 HR news and she had to explain several times what the noise was and why. It quietened off later in the afternoon as people went off to travel home from all over the country but they did what they set out to achieve.
    Would you please explain exactly what the aim of this protest was.

    Thanks
  • Pennylane wrote: »
    BBC 24 HR news and she had to explain several times what the noise was and why. It quietened off later in the afternoon as people went off to travel home from all over the country but they did what they set out to achieve.

    No coverage in the msm. They're a minority group, who have little sympathy From anyone else apart from opposition Parties who have little else to do with their time.The Government won't enter into any dialogue with them. Apart from making a nuisance of themselves, there's little they can do to further their cause.
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    Martin Lewis on Twitter "it was a superb rally.":T
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