Parliament votes out better Pension protection

Discussion in 'Armed Forces Pension Scheme' started by semper, Apr 18, 2007.

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  1. http://newsbox.msn.co.uk/article.aspx?as=adimarticle&ae=windows-1252&f=uk_-_olgbtopnews&t=4023&id=5243413&d=20070418&do=http://newsbox.msn.co.uk&i=http://newsbox.msn.co.uk/mediaexportlive&ks=0&mc=5&ml=ma&lc=en
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    this makes my piss steam :pissedoff: it would not cost much more than it is now, THEY fucked it up, THEY Fix it, I was reading the Daily Mail about it today, some labour MPs voted for it, many did not, would be nice to get a list and find out who voted what and if they are in your area, bring them to account and vote against them, if they have voted NO to the proposal.
    here is a list of Labour MPs that should and must be voting for this proposal, if they haven't the list will be made available via this website asap.
    http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/retirement/article.html?in_article_id=419485&in_page_id=6

    Brown the man who robbed your old age :pissedoff: this morally bankrupt Govt especially Broon , have tried to slither their way out of it.

    :x
     
  2. I'm not in the slightest bit surprised. Conviction politics ceased to exist in the Liarbour party many years ago.
    It was interesting to hear the Liar-in-Chief at PMQs today refuse to add to the FAS because it was 'unfunded' and could run up to 2.4 Billion pounds. Odd that just a few days after the release of information about Brown and the gold reserves sale (Allegedly £2 billion worth) and the possibility of the NHS 'connecting for health' disaster heading for £20 billion. Keep on flushing our money down the toilet Gordon while refusing to carry the can for your mistakes.
     
  3. But it doesn't matter to your average MP, does it? Their pensions are generous, well protected and paid for by the taxpayers who only really matter once every four/five years.

    The pensions crisis is rapidly becoming the 21st century answer to the Corn Laws - MPs protect their own interests and the rest of the nation can go hang...

    In terms of costs, the government has increased spending on Quangos by £40 Billion. While I'm sure that such august bodies as the Music and Dance Scheme Advisory Group, the Public Diplomacy Board and the Disruptive Passengers Working Group are important, I'd have thought that perhaps the money that sustains them and other bodies like them might be better prioritised.
     
  4. Why are you surprised by this? You're talking about the same body of individuals who announced last year that the shortfall in their pension scheme (which stood at around £50M at the time) would be topped up by taxpayers' money. See here http://www.politics.co.uk/domestic-policy/taxpayers-boost-mps-pension-fund-$17083254.htm for details (and note the "we're only doing what the actuary told us to do" cop out).

    I find it amazing how MPs who disagree so vehemently on issues of policy can all seem to agree on one thing: that they all deserve massive annual pay rises, and a scheme that provides a full - and very generous - pension after just ten years' service (and it wouldn't surprise me if that came down to one Parliamentary term in the near future).
     
  5. This sort of thing is precisely why I am so vehemently anti this gang of grinning spivs pretending to be a government.

    If the 'goings on' of this administration were recorded in a novel it would be considered to be 'over the top'.

    All we ever hear from the shrill pr*ick of a Slime Minister is: ' The previous government..........'. All we ever here from the dreadful oik of a Chancellor is an unintelligible list of figures - whilst the country is becoming 'financially embarrassed' to say the least.

    It is a sin to wish one's life away, but for the sake of the country, I wish the General Election was next month.
     
  6. Yes, but don't worry, our beloved MP's have voted for themselves, the best pension scheme in the country! Hooray!