I am struck by the blunt language being used to describe the burden of public sector pensions. Clegg mentioned the retirement age (60) and compared it to the private sector retirement age of 65 plus. In the same breath he talked about gold plated pensions no longer affordable. Is the Govt planning to retrospectively slash pensions for public sector workers, including the armed forces, ignoring the fact that very few people have made alternative arrangements for their pension? I am in receipt of an armed forces pension, I am getting concerned that this bunch of wealth grabbers are after my retirement pot. Bit rich considering they have the most generous pension in the country. But it is the highly unjust retrospective element that is concerning me the most.