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Edited Apr 29, 2017, 00:53
Re: Another Election
Apr 29, 2017, 00:09
I don't think I've actually talked about Brexit on this thread - its about the GE as far as I'm concerned. Its a given that Brexit was the Theresa May's reason for calling one. As you said Sanctuary, how each individual votes is between them and the ballot box but as this is a discussion forum it is inevitable opposing views will be aired. No one is brow-beating anyone but there does seems to be a lot of 'taking the moral high ground' and superciliousness from certain quarters. Moving on - lets. I will be supporting Labour (who are not unanimously opposed to Brexit) because I believe in Socialism - looking after everyone in our society rather than the 'survival of the fittest' Thatcher's Conservatism.

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, (a much maligned but very able politician) commenting on the Government’s refusal to set out their State Pension age plans, said:
“Today the Government have refused to set out their plans for the State Pension age before the election, despite the legal requirement to report to Parliament before the 7th May.
“It comes on the back of the Prime Minister’s continued refusal to commit to the State Pension triple-lock.
“This is yet more worrying news for pensioners already hit by a squeeze to their living standards. Labour is calling for clarity from the Tories on their plans for the future of the State Pension age.
“Pensioners, and working people, cannot afford not to know the future of the State Pension age.
“This is more evidence that this election is a choice between a Tory party that fails working people and a Labour Party that will stand up for working people and deliver a better, fairer Britain.”

Does anyone now in their thirties/forties/fifties really want to have to work until they are seventy - it may be fine for the fortunate minority in creative occupations to carry on but for the majority who work in industry, offices, hospitals etc., burn-out takes place at a much younger age. Workers deserve their retirement with a decent income to go with it.
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