Let’s give the Pensions Bill the chop
16.06.11 - Helen
The pressure on the government on the state pension age is mounting. We’ve seen the issue raised with David Cameron at Prime Ministers Questions two weeks in a row, and more and more MPs are signing up to oppose these unfair changes. That’s due to the hard work of campaigners like you.
On Monday, we have our first chance to try to defeat these changes once and for all, when the Pensions Bill is debated in the House of Commons.
The Labour opposition is going to argue that the Pensions Bill should be abandoned, because the proposals on the state pension age are so unfair.
It’s crucial we all get in touch with our MPs to ask them to vote to give the Pensions Bill the chop:
We have to do everything we can to defeat these plans on Monday. But, if we don’t win that vote, we’ll still have other chances to stop them as the Bill moves into its ‘committee stage’. At that point, a group of MPs from across the political parties will spend weeks looking at the detail of the Bill. They can vote to change parts of the Bill if they want to.
Our job then will be to invest all our campaigning energy in winning those MPs round, and we’re working on our plans for that already.
But if we can get enough MPs to support us on Monday, it will be the end of these unfair pensions plans once and for all. The feedback we’ve had from MPs is that every single email, letter and phone call makes a difference.
Even if you’ve emailed a dozen times already, please get in touch with your MP again – this is crunch time. Will you email your Member of Parliament today?
We can still stop these state pension plans, but we have to keep up the pressure!
PS. There’s lots in the news about pensions at the moment. If you hear a discussion about pensions on your local radio station, why not call in and make sure we get the state pension age issue on the agenda too?blog comments powered by Disqus