A Note On Pensions

derbyJust in those last moments of the 2014 referendum campaign, the No side started putting people on buses and taking them to Scotland.

Some of these people (I have no idea if the people from the Labour group in the image did that) went door to door and, amongst other things, made sure to tell pensioners that Independence would mean the loss of their pensions. This was, of course, a lie. Below is a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions on that very subject…

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This time round, we really have to hammer the message that UK pensions are terrible and the only thing that is going to happen in an Independent Scotland is an improvement.

Here is a graph from the World Economic Forum showing pensions as a percentage of the average working wage. You’ll see that the UK does not come out well…

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