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    • MSE Molly
    • By MSE Molly 3rd Dec 19, 5:27 PM
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    Election 2019: The MSE Leaders' Debate - Join the Forum Discussion
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    • 3rd Dec 19, 5:27 PM
    Election 2019: The MSE Leaders' Debate - Join the Forum Discussion 3rd Dec 19 at 5:27 PM
    Each general election we hold a leaders' debate, inviting all major party leaders to answer questions on what they'll do for your consumer rights and personal finances, plus some key issues we campaign on.

    All agreed to take part, except Nigel Farage - the Brexit Party didn't respond to any of our requests to take part.

    Questions were suggested by MoneySavers on the forum and on social media, then voted on in an MSE poll. The top issues were included, plus we've added a few questions of our own.

    Feel free to judge, both on how they answered the questions and where they chose not to...

    Watch their videos, go through by policy or read each leader's full response. Once you've done that, feel free to take part in the forum discussion below. If you haven't already, join the forum to reply.
    Last edited by MSE Molly; 03-12-2019 at 5:44 PM.

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    • duncanthedog
    • By duncanthedog 4th Dec 19, 7:45 AM
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    • 4th Dec 19, 7:45 AM
    An awful lot of words (as usual) but none of them seem to actually say anything.
    • EMC10
    • By EMC10 5th Dec 19, 5:40 PM
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    • 5th Dec 19, 5:40 PM
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    • 5th Dec 19, 5:40 PM
    Corbyn did actually tell you Labour's policies as opposed to Boris letting us all know the pensioners bus pass will still be there.

    Sneaky to promise the highest living wage but only in four years time.
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 10th Dec 19, 6:05 AM
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    • 10th Dec 19, 6:05 AM
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    • 10th Dec 19, 6:05 AM
    The “triple lock” is a bit of a joke

    Over 95% of current pensioners receive a combination of basic state pension (BSP) and additional pension. Of this only the BSP is triple locked

    As an example my state pension is 176 ish a week but the basic state pension is 126 ish per week. An increase of 2.5% is therefore just over 3.

    For comparison the average wage (ONS stats) is 29,009. If people had an increase of half the triple lock they would get just under 7 increase. More than double what pensioners would receive.

    As I said it’s a joke

    Not one of the political parties cares about pensioners
    Last edited by Murphybear; 10-12-2019 at 6:08 AM.
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