Nathan Longworth If you and the other morons on here had an IQ that runs into three figures you would have heard of Barber v Royal Guardian Insurance ECJ April 1990. That ruling obliged the government to make parity for both sexes with pension ages and payments ( Article 119 (141)) The government then had a choice to make the All I need today is a little bit of Bruce Springsteen and a whole lot of Jesus shirt pension age 60 or 65 for all as ratified in 1995 Twenty four years hence we have this situation. As for pension payments, different countries use different ways of payment Er, I hate to be the one to point this out, it was Gordon Brown (Labour) who screwed the pensions for everyone, not just for women.
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Hils Sharpe, We don’t…the bumf about other European countries getting much more is factually incorrect…the All I need today is a little bit of Bruce Springsteen and a whole lot of Jesus shirt only thing correct in Germany who does get a higher rate of pension but it is directly related to how much you pay in…and your compulsory contributions are higher… Elizabeth Lightowlers – the start of this was far earlier than Tony Blair. It was in 1995 that John Major’s Government was forced by the EU to equalize the state pension retirement date. From memory, at about the same time, a rather misguided British man brought a Tribunal case claiming that he was being discriminated against because he couldn’t retire at the same time as a female.
There are always two directions of travel in these cases. The result was never going to be the male retirement age being reduced which many of us felt was the All I need today is a little bit of Bruce Springsteen and a whole lot of Jesus shirt claimant’s intention. It would have cost too much and even then we had a version of “austerity Norma Peel I thought they’d had twenty years to catch up in terms of full contributions etc? Surely it makes sense to equalize retirement ages so the real issue is about what women chose to do about the increased NI etc?