I’m looking forward to chatting with Robin at next Tuesday’s Pension PlayPen coffee morning.
Spoiler alert; he wants to abolish the Pensions Regulator. We once went head to head at the DWP – I think I wanted to scrap the dashboard. I got the vote from the civil servants – Robin got the laughs. I don’t think they understood!
There is a certain archness in his approach which will appeal to those with a sense of irony.
Robin’s a little older than me and he’s starting to take things easy.
You can imagine him, hanging out in the park, dreaming up nameplates for the bench he sits on.
Nothing’s quite what it seems when you listen to him, but when you stop listening, you realise that your mind has been nudged sideways and you start looking at things a little differently.
Which is odd, because – far from being on the fringes of pensions, Robin has spent his life within the machine. He is a character who should be taken very seriously indeed!