Chas and Dave know a few things about women
You seemed to think that everything I ever did was wrong
I should have known it all along
Oh darlin’, there ain’t no pleasing you
I expect there’s a few labour party policymakers whistling that tune along Brighton Prom this morning.
— Barbara Walton (@LesTroisChenes) September 25, 2017
Not even Frank Field could cheer them up
Fantastic move from Labour. I will try to get a debate so MPs can force govt into this position of offering help now https://t.co/KguUfOYjtY
— Frank Field MP (@frankfieldteam) September 25, 2017
Now everything, I ever done, was only done for you
But now you, can go and do, just what you wanna do, I’m telling you
The ship has sailed, the note in the drawer was right, there is no Ralfean Money Tree to pay the WASPI in full.
To pay off the WASPI will mean finding money from someone else’s pocket. If I am going to take Labour’s promises seriously I want to know whose.
Personally I would like to see the extension of the scheme pays system to redistribute the proceeds of higher rate contributory tax relief not just to the WASPI but to the like of J Greenwood esq, who patriotically supported SERPS and S2P without any reward.
Call me a Trot in blue clothing, but I’d happily give up my ill-earned tax perks if I felt that the disadvantaged WASPS , Greenwood and the contracted in , were properly dealt with.
Now if Deborah Abrahams and Alex Cunningham are prepared to follow me down that path, I will not just take my hat off to them, but spend a couple of days next week at the Tory Conference doing my best to get Gauke and Co to do the same (fat chance!).
But before I am garlanded with #WASPI praise, let’s be clear, #WASPI are not going to get full restitution whatever! And a good number of the WASPI women are either HRTs or shacked up with them, so this is about being fair to the WASPI who are genuinely hard up for missing out- not a bail out for Mrs Moret!
WASPI are going to have to accept that the bulk of any bail-out needs to be means-tested and that no-one is going to be 100% happy.
I say this in solidarity with our Tottenham friends who sing that you can push an argument too far!
Now if you think, I don’t mean what I say and I’m only bluffing
You’ve got another thing coming, I’m telling ya that for nothing
Oh darlin’ I’m leaving, that’s what I’m gonna do