Pen­sion par­ity

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WOMEN are com­plain­ing they are not el­i­gi­ble for their state pen­sion un­til they are the same age as men (Letters).

Did they com­plain in the past when, even though they live longer than men, they got their pen­sion five years ear­lier?

BOB BANNISTER, Coven­try. DON’T the women who are up­set they won’t get their pen­sion at 60 un­der­stand gen­der equal­ity? Or do they want to be more equal? MICHAEL MAYCOCK,

Driffield, E. Yorks. I AM one of three chums who have so­cialised for 30 years. My friends re­ceived their state pen­sion at 60, but I have to wait un­til I am 67. Where is the fair­ness in that?

I’ve worked since the age of 15 and feel I’ve been be­trayed, with the Gov­ern­ment break­ing its side of the con­tract.

This has made me so cyn­i­cal that I am fully ex­pect­ing the goal­posts to be moved again so that my 24-year-old son will not re­ceive a pen­sion un­less he pays for it him­self.

Women like me are sim­ply the first part of the ex­per­i­ment of phas­ing out the state pen­sion. PAMELA STEWART, Oke­hamp­ton, Devon.

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