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6th Dec 2018SheilaB83 commented on:
Brexit - what happens next?I believe the EU have made the negotiations so difficult, because they don’t want us to leave ( don’t want to lose our very large contributions). Their usual tactics if any member doesn’t agree with them is to keep putting it to the vote until they do. Which is why they have backed us into this corner. I just hope the U.K. stick to their original vote to leave. The Absolute worst case scenario would be to hold a general election. With the toxic atmosphere at the moment, Corbyn might just get in. Even though, his government couldn’t get a deal any better than the one on the table. And we would be left with a Marxist Communist Government that would bring the country to its knees. Just look at all the far left governments in the world. Not one of them has been successful.ViewDate:
19th May 2017SheilaB83 commented on:
Has Theresa May got the right financial balance for pensioners?While no one wants to lose money, someone has to admit that we have a major problem with financing people in their old age. When the old age pension was set up, age expectancy was probably early 70's. Now it is a lot older. So tough decisions have to be made. I am not well off, but I will lose out. But I like the idea that one hundred thousand of my assets will protected. I really don't like the idea, that everyone can have everything they want, and it will be financed on borrowed money, which somewhere down the line has to be paid back. I don't believe in Live Now let Some else pick up the bill and pay later.ViewDate:
3rd May 2017SheilaB83 commented on:
Should the State Pension be means tested?I have worked and tried to save when I could. I had time off to look after my children (exactly the amount of time you are allowed, which should not affect your pension). When I checked what my pension was I found out I was a long way short of standard pension. Apparently, The reason why, was because I had my children to early (1967) A friend who only actually worked for about 15 years, the rest of the time on benefits, gets a full pension. I also know people who have blown all their earnings and now have a pension topped up with benefits. Why the hell should people who work hard and and make provision for their old age be penalised again.