Tag Archives: WASPI

“The monstrous regiment of women” – take control!


John Knox and Jolyon Maugham clearly share similar views on women.   Just attended v. high-class round table – senior Tory MPs, Ministers – “marred” by all the noise @WASPI_Campaign is making outside. #CPC17 — Jo Maugham QC (@JolyonMaugham) October … Continue reading

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What I’ll ask the Pensions Minister today (if I can find him).


Calling Guy Opperman MP,  Minister for pensions and inclusion, “are you out there?” I’m on my way up to Manchester clutching an email from your office saying you want to meet me, I will be at (y)our conference for the … Continue reading

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Let these politicians do some work!


We have had so many referendums and elections and leadership battles and cabinet reshuffles over the past two years, that politicians may have forgotten they are here to govern the country. We elect 650 people every five years to do … Continue reading

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Oh #WASPI, there ain’t no pleasing you!


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 … Continue reading

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WASPI’s drowning out another minority – those who stayed “in”.


There is a second WASPI petition. There’s a new #WASPI petition – please sign it! Currently at 11k signatures… How soon 100k? https://t.co/ijhUQohWtk — Sarah Pennells(@Savvy_Woman) September 13, 2017 The WASPI women are well organised and have a widening support … Continue reading

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Time to dig this Government out of its hole?


Tax, national insurance and pensions policy should be put in a vault marked “toxic” and should be handled with extreme caution. This morning I have three toxic issues to prove my point. The fiasco of announcing an increase in national insurance … Continue reading

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FAKE NEWS – eroding the credibility of pensions.


“Yesterday I ran a blog complaining not about fake news but about misinformation accompanying the news. MOMENTUM – hang your head in shame! The news Momentum has is that the vast majority of people over 55 still don’t know when … Continue reading

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Where does all the money go?


Ok guy – have a look at this picture. It’s a very odd way of looking at money (especially the cash benefits – which for most will be the various family, disability and general living allowances). But it makes its … Continue reading

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Being British


I was driving along the M4 yesterday when i heard an explosion from the back of the car. A tyre had burst and my car wobbled nervously from the fast lane towards the hard shoulder. To my relief, a signpost to … Continue reading

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#WASPI and “the woman’s place”


Today is WASPI day,when the women petitioning parliament (now well over 130,000) get their voices heard. I was asked last night whether or not the petition misleads (thanks Cathe) and yes I think WASPI is weakened by confusion within its … Continue reading

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