I emailed the Mirror on Thu, 27 Oct. Asking for more coverage on FPs
“ REF YOUR HEADLINES ON THE PENSION TRIPLE LOCK THREAT
Rishi Sunak threatens to take hundreds from people's pockets by raiding pensions
RISHI SUNAK THREATENS TO TAKE HUNDREDS FROM PEOPLE'S POCKETS BY RAIDING PENSIONS.”
I included the comment I made on Facebook:-
What’s that then? SOMETHING THAT AFFECTS ALL PENSIONERS. Oops! Sorry not true. (FROZEN PENSIONERS ARE EXCLUDED).
“But I thought the Equality Act said age discrimination was illegal, All pensioners are a “designated group” pensioners ?, (age), being over the pension commencement age required surely?”
True but as it is law the gov’t can break that law. “But Why?” The gov’t says we are the law makers so we can break the laws we made. (to suit us). “OH, REALLY!!!”
. Between 1980 and 2010 the value of the State Pension was steadily eroded relative to average earnings. The introduction of the triple lock was important in reversing that decline and in tackling pensioner poverty. - - - -“
I HAVE TODAY (31 Oct), SENT A FOLLOW UP
I refer to my email of 27 October 2022 re RISHI SUNAK THREATENS TO TAKE HUNDREDS FROM PEOPLE'S POCKETS BY RAIDING PENSIONS.
Many of the12.5 million UK pensioners will be driven more to the food banks more children living in poverty. 540,000 pensioners living overseas will still never get a penny increase in their pension. (icluding war veterans now in their 90's that have never had an increase in their pension since moving overseas to some countries and are still on £ 40 p/w pension. There are another 600,000 expats that do get the pension increase. Discrimination. The gov't will tell you its not discrimination its the law. true but secondary legislation that is approved automatically after 40 days.
i thought the Mirror was the champion of pensioners, low paid and vulnerable. So why the reluctance to fight the gov'ts treatment of pensioners and war veterens much more fully??? listen to the pensioners themselves, not just the ICBP or "big" group leaders.
There are 30 + million workers that will become pensioners; some will want to live abroad for various reasons. Some will be frozen pensioners depending on which country they move to. A manifesto that says "equality, fairness and justice" to al! should be they should have added "only joking you pensioners!!" to that manifesto statement.”
TO “ENCOURAGE” THE MIRROR TO DO MORE. MIGHT I SUGGEST, (OR BEG) MEMBERS OF ALL GROUPS EMAIL THE MIRROR AT
“ REF YOUR HEADLINES ON THE PENSION TRIPLE LOCK THREAT. why will the Mirror not take this issue up with the people affected? Talk to those pensioners, including the 540 ,000 frozen pensioners. Dig into how the gov’t do the dirty on those pensioners. - - - put your own words of course, tell your story. Keep it short but make it factual. Large numbers of email may get them moving on it.
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