­
Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: ‘Pensionless Pensioner’ Brands UK Government Most Brutal ‘Regime’ In Living Memory

‘Pensionless Pensioner’ Brands UK Government Most Brutal ‘Regime’ In Living Memory 04 Sep 2018 07:19 #10054

  • TheFinnster
  • TheFinnster's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 338
  • Thank you received: 544
Woman stripped of her right to state pension says UK Government doesn't care whether vulnerable people live or die.

I guess we all have to die of something….but I never in my wildest dreams ever imagined that I might die from having my pension removed for SIX YEARS by the most brutal, evil and repugnant government – nay, not government, but ‘regime’ – ever to have ruled Britain in my lifetime.

It is April, 2016 and I am 61 years old. I have now lived without my pension for over one whole year. I will NOT be able to live without it for another year, let alone the *further* FIVE YEARS I’ve been ‘sentenced’ to by Millionaire Ministers who do not care if we live, or die.

I am just one of millions of women born in the 1950s who have had their pensions denied to them at 60, for SIX YEARS. 60 is the age we have lived our lives being told would be our retirement age.

In 1995 it was decided women’s pension age should rise to match that of men, thus, we went from 60 to 65. Government did NOT TELL US though, not a single one of us, ever.

welfareweekly.com/pensionless-pensioner-brands-tory-government-most-brutal-regime-in-living-memory/
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Paul-UB40, comply or die, jobber

‘Pensionless Pensioner’ Brands UK Government Most Brutal ‘Regime’ In Living Memory 04 Sep 2018 08:29 #10056

  • jobber
  • jobber's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 876
  • Thank you received: 1445
If they had their way, they'd set the state pension age at 80 so 90% of the population dont ever receive it.

Its all about keeping people paying into a system that feeds the people at the top of the food chain no matter the cost, as long as they have the faces in the trough yearly with big pay rises and protected pensions to match.Nice 'work' if we could get it. :evil:
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Paul-UB40, comply or die, TheFinnster, london123

‘Pensionless Pensioner’ Brands UK Government Most Brutal ‘Regime’ In Living Memory 04 Sep 2018 08:46 #10058

  • Paul-UB40
  • Paul-UB40's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 2372
  • Thank you received: 1699
Pensioners are the Tories "New Targets";
Retirement is as much of a struggle as being Unemployed, More so as the Cold and lack of heating in ones home makes Health Conditions
Worse.
First thing the Tory's did was CUT my Pension by £25 a week :angry: .
All this so as Jobber states Rich Fat Cat Tory's can keep there faces in the trough :angry: .
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: comply or die, jobber, TheFinnster, Dizzy

‘Pensionless Pensioner’ Brands UK Government Most Brutal ‘Regime’ In Living Memory 04 Sep 2018 09:17 #10061

  • comply or die
  • comply or die's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 2370
  • Thank you received: 2427
It was so unjust to remove those women`s entitlement like that and telling them to `sign on` if they needed the income and to find work. Many of those women were looking forward to retiring at 60 and many had worked full time and have health problems that would arguably place them at a disadvantage of finding a new job anyway. I have around 14 years still to go until I`m due to retire, but I know the age limit will most likely be raised again just a few years before that`s due to happen and I would be devastated if that happened. No doubt the travel concessions and winter fuel payments will also be stopped and only paid to those with severe disabilities or special cases. Why not remove these requirements from those with savings over a certain amount, or those who don`t obviously need these payments? Means testing seems to be fine for people at the lower end of the scale, yet not so much for those who can treat themselves to a holiday or a fine wine.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: jobber, TheFinnster, Dizzy

‘Pensionless Pensioner’ Brands UK Government Most Brutal ‘Regime’ In Living Memory 04 Sep 2018 10:20 #10062

  • evander
  • evander's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Junior Member
  • Posts: 29
  • Thank you received: 42
trouble is there are millions of rich pensioners who purchased their houses many years ago for buttons that are now worth a fortune and who also have generous private pension plans that pay them a nice wedge each month so they are sitting pretty and think life under the tories is great and keep voting for them
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: comply or die, jobber, TheFinnster, Dizzy

‘Pensionless Pensioner’ Brands UK Government Most Brutal ‘Regime’ In Living Memory 04 Sep 2018 11:09 #10063

  • Dizzy
  • Dizzy's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 67
  • Thank you received: 104
That's very true. And the rest of us suffer for it! I'm 64 and no one wants to employ me, like so many women of my age. Many have had to sell their homes and others live off their savings until it's gone, then it's signing on at the jobcentre and all the stress and humiliation that goes with it.
A lot of us didn't have careers, we had part time jobs that fitted around family life, but we worked hard bringing up kids and caring for elderly parents too.
We're worn out now, we weren't told we couldn't retire until we were 66!
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Paul-UB40, comply or die, jobber, TheFinnster

‘Pensionless Pensioner’ Brands UK Government Most Brutal ‘Regime’ In Living Memory 04 Sep 2018 11:59 #10064

  • comply or die
  • comply or die's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 2370
  • Thank you received: 2427
Dizzy, you are so right there. Time will pass so don`t worry. Your nearly past that winning post! B) Deep breath and just keep telling yourself, if you have to sacrifice a week here, a few days there or have to justify clicking on some jobs just to stay on the right side of your `commitment` then it`s worth playing the game. Because we all worry ourselves sick all the time, sometimes it`s worth remembering that final furlong and smile. :)
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: jobber, TheFinnster, Dizzy

‘Pensionless Pensioner’ Brands UK Government Most Brutal ‘Regime’ In Living Memory 04 Sep 2018 13:24 #10065

  • Dizzy
  • Dizzy's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 67
  • Thank you received: 104
You're right, these days I can laugh at the ridiculousness of it!
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: comply or die, TheFinnster

‘Pensionless Pensioner’ Brands UK Government Most Brutal ‘Regime’ In Living Memory 05 Sep 2018 12:38 #10072

  • comply or die
  • comply or die's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 2370
  • Thank you received: 2427
I`m sat here listening to yet another debate about taxing the rich more and how people on the breadline and those `striving` are using foodbanks while those who bought their homes in the 70`s and onwards for around £7,000 could now sell them for £270,000 should pay tax on that property if they sold it. Nobody seems to have brought that one up before, or debated a proper minimum income for all to prevent this very scenario. Until that day comes around when everyone born is treated equally and given a `living` rather than told they have to `earn it`, we will all be in a state of control.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: TheFinnster, Dizzy

‘Pensionless Pensioner’ Brands UK Government Most Brutal ‘Regime’ In Living Memory 05 Sep 2018 20:32 #10074

  • evander
  • evander's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Junior Member
  • Posts: 29
  • Thank you received: 42
cant see it happening anytime soon,the tories bottled it last year over the so called dementia tax they put in their election manifesto but when their rich grey vote threatened to jump ship it was soon shelved/watered down bigtime
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: comply or die, TheFinnster
­