Meet Mhairi

WASPI women must be lis­tened to

Paisley Daily Express - - Thenandnow -

The SNP had an Op­po­si­tion Day in the House of Com­mons last week and the first topic up for de­bate was the is­sue of un­fair hard­ship that has been placed on women born in the 1950s as a re­sult of changes to the state pen­sion age.

The mo­tion put for­ward by the SNP passed by 288 votes to 0.

The ma­jor­ity of Con­ser­va­tive MP’s chose to ab­stain.

Un­for­tu­nately, an Op­po­si­tion Day mo­tion is not a bind­ing change in the law, so the Govern­ment are un­der no obli­ga­tion to take ac­tion on this is­sue.

How­ever, as the mo­tion was passed, they now have 12 weeks to pro­vide a re­sponse.

I hope that they will now see sense and find a way to help the WASPI (Women Against State Pen­sion Inequal­ity) women. It is time that they put this in­jus­tice right.

The WASPI women are vic­tims of con­sec­u­tive in­com­pe­tent UK gov­ern­ments.

They paid into a sys­tem and now many are pushed into poverty be­cause they are be­ing re­fused their state pen­sion.

To­mor­row night, women from across Ren­frew­shire are be­ing in­vited to at­tend the Ren­frew­shire WASPI group’s in­for­ma­tion drop-in session at Pais­ley Gram­mar School at 6pm.

I will be in at­ten­dance to an­swer any ques­tions that any­one im­pacted by this may have.

Please, if you think that you have been af­fected by this, come along to­mor­row night.

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