Seven lies on Sunday: why the “you should’ve known” defence against 1950s-born female retirees is a malignant myth

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George Osborne, Tory Party Conference, 2009

mesnipThere is nothing governments would like better than a failsafe electronic system of airbrushing away promises made in order to obtain the unaccountable power they crave. Both the US Hillarite Democrats and the UK’s Camerlot Conservatives have already been caught out trying to do just that. Luckily, we still have the records to prove their stated intentions utterly counterfeit. The Slog nails once and for all the idea that the UK Establishment told 1950s-born women the truth about their State pension expectations. A major hat-tip goes to tweeter Pastirka for drawing my attention to much of the evidence.


What you see in Bold Blue above are the precise words spoken by an ambitious draper’s son in 2009. Nothing has been taken out of context: in fact, for the sake of headline brevity I have removed an additional point of clarity, in that the five words following this promise were “in the Parliament after next” – ie, after the 2015 election.

Go to the BBC archives and see for yourselves.

So: you are 58 in 2009. The Conservatives go into a coalition with a Party purporting to be the Liberal Democrats. The last thing you expect to be told is that your State pension due in 2011 will now not be there, as such.

But that is what happened. Stephen Crabbe was questioned on this issue, and gave an obfuscatory response to a Commons Committee.

He lied. George Osborne lied.

During a Speech given to Age Concern not long afterwards, David Cameron also said these words – unchanged by me, and 100% contextually empirical:

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But that is what is happening now. Cheated 1950s born women are being run uphill and down dale to various sessions with heartless bureaucrats (themselves the lucky recipients of unfunded pensions, No Waiting Required) demanding to know each Waspi’s* circumstances….and whether they should receive this or that benefit. The Waspis run uphill and down dale because in many cases they cannot afford the bus fare.

David Cameron promised old people dignity, and a better income for those old people. He lied on both counts.


But let’s take a closer forensic look at that original 2009 speech by Osborne.  Here’s another extract, undoctored by propaganda:

No-one who’s a pensioner today, or approaching retirement soon, will be affected

What do you call “soon” if you’re 58 years old – “within the next two years”? Of course you do.

Osborne lied about that too. He said the women’s State pension age would rise to 65 by 2020. Here we are in 2016…and it’s already 66.

Why did that have to happen? Here’s the smoking gun….

George Osborne told the 2009 Conference delegates, “Britain is sinking in a sea of debt after twelve years of feckless irresponsibility by Labour”.

Osborne lied about that too. Treasury statistics flatly contradict the “twelve years” fiction: up until 2004, Brown’s fiscal economics had been more sound than those of the previous Conservative administration.

Of course – after 2008 – Government expenditure exploded. Why? Because Darling spent £800 billion bailing out Osborne’s hare-brained mates in the City. And because, somehow – in a case history of calumny that has never been properly examined – unfunded Civil Service pension commitments doubled.

That little lot will cost the British taxpayer around £1.7 trillion by the time we’re finished.

1.7 trillion Pounds is 1,700 billion Pounds.

To entirely meet the reinstitution of rights required by most Waspi women would cost thirty billion Pounds. What it comes down to is this:

This Government proposes to let bankers and Whitehall off 98.3% of the debt they caused, but not to help deserving wives, mothers or the Old Alone whose sole demand for justice comes to a tiny 1.7% of the debt they didn’t cause.

Meanwhile – after six years of George Osterity – the British sea of debt is 50% deeper than it was before he got started.

Yes dear reader, that is the Level Playing Field in Cruel Britannia today.


Wouldn’t it be good if the ghastly nature of the ethically bereft cruelty ended there? It would indeed. But it doesn’t.

The BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson got the Conservative leadership at the time to confirm that the earliest date at which all women would have to work until the age of 66 before receiving their state pension was 2022.

Cameron told the BBC on the record it was “out of the question” that women would suddenly see their state pension age rise from 63 to 66 in 2016.

All these lies – so many, I’m trying to think of a new collective noun – were treated by Bible-thumping Christian and marital philandering wannabe sex-machine Steven Crabbe as “the complaints of women who breeze through life without thought for the consequences”. I wonder what that makes him….apart from an unemployed Whiteminster sponger.

But those who know me and this blog well understand that I hold no candle for the British political Establishment. Labour or Tory, they all think we work for them….that British citizens are latter-day mediaeval tithe fodder whose sole purpose is to cough up for their incompetent blunders, ego-trips and disgusting scams. A few politicians like Kate Hoey, David Davies, Frank Field, Denis Skinner, Kelvin Hopkins, Anne Milton and Philip Dunne are there to help. The overwhelming majority are there to help themselves.

Consider these instances of waste under all Administrations since 1997:

  • Connecting for Health, a Tony Blair initiative that cost £22bn and was a 100% write-off: it never produced a single benefit for either members or users of the NHS. (I am aware of the ‘official’ figure of £12.5bn; but I was given sight of the original Treasury audit in 2011, so I know the truth)
  • The Second Iraq War, the cost of which was £29bn
  • The Afghanistan War – total cost £34bn
  • David Cameron’s HS2 project, current estimated cost £42.6bn – audited independently to be an estimated ten times that of French TGV projects of similar size, but a scheme none of the alleged beneficiaries wants.

As we all know only too well, these are just the tips of an iceberg field that has brought Titanica Britannicus to ruination over the last thirty years.


It has also brought a growing army (estimated now at 425,000 – but destined to grow to 3.2 million women State pension retirees over time) to a point where they are staring destitution in the face.

Too many of us today are obessed with War Crime tribunals. This case history represents a Peacetime Civil Rights Crime unparalleled anywhere in the developed world.

I have been banging on about this now for over a year. The mainstream media display sporadic interest but no real campaigning zeal to put right the injustice.

Starting tomorrow at The Slog – if nothing else, to set an example to those “journalists” busy yelling into celebrity letter-boxes – is a series that will reveal exclusive details of just how bad the situation is for these women, and how determined they still are to get the restitution they so richly deserve.

These are revelations that have never been exposed before.

As a collection, I hope and believe they will be seen for what they are: an Indian Ink black stain of national disgrace spilt directly and knowingly upon British history by the Whiteminster and banking Establishments.

Do not miss it.

*Waspi = Women Against State Pension Injustice


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19 thoughts on “Seven lies on Sunday: why the “you should’ve known” defence against 1950s-born female retirees is a malignant myth

  1. They lie with impunity, safe in the knowledge that no one cares, no one is paying attention. And, let’s face it, they’re gone now. It ain’t about to change anytime soon and they are safe in that knowledge.

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  2. A few thoughts on this.

    Have the waspis been stiffed? Yes. Are we all going to get stiffed – yes. Can the country afford not to stiff us. Who knows? Is it unfair. Yes. So what?

    I’m really sorry that the ladies in question are at the front of the queue for promises being broken, But get used to it,the world has run out of money. The welfare state was always a mirage. Demographics not going to go away.

    Generation Snowflake may decide they are generation Screwed. And with some reason. If they ever get their act together, forget about gold plated pensions et al.

    If I was 20 years old (alas not) I’d abandon all the sh*te that gold plates my existence, and reform the economic system.

    What’s the chance of that? Not much.

    I was discussing today with French/German/English friends this issue. All agree that whilst we ( post war generations) have all had our fair share of problems, and the “youth of today” spend too much money on luxuries, nevertheless the route to material wealth is closing down for too many.

    This is not a good long term plan for society.

    For the record, I think the waspis should be paid their pensions, but at some point, someone (most likely me) will not be,

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  3. Some days, most days…EVERY day, I wake up now feeling ‘abused’, because this has imploded my life SO DEEPLY…and they KNOW this, as I’ve left messages on the phones of every minister concerned with this outrage, or spoken to their assistants personally…and yet, they do NOTHING AT ALL to help us! They KNOW the HORROR we’ve been thrown into and they don’t give a SHIT!

    I won’t ever get over this, so deep has the sense of betrayal and hurt gone…

    Honestly, I get moments when I just want to curl up in a ball and never wake up, lately…

    44 YEARS of Nat. Ins. to be left in destitution, basically, anxious, depressed, ragingly angry, whilst these bastards continue their rich, protected, sociopathic lives…

    I want to rage to the moon and back…and I’m wishing them all VERY BAD KARMA, which is NOT like me, but honestly, these are NOT Human Humans and they do NOT care if I, if ANY 1950s women, or the 1960s women too, spend the Autumn of their lives in total fecking hell..or if they even die….

    The barbaric cruelty of this and the whole sense of Absolute WRONGNESS keeps me awake at nights…

    ALL of us should have had our pension age of 60 HONOURED in 1995 and HONOURED NOW!

    Instead, very shortly, I’m facing being ‘assessed’ by Maximus, to see if I’m depressed enough NOT to work, or if they’ll decide to throw me back into the Prisoner Of War camp known as JSA…

    I am, at age 61, having done everything RIGHT in my life, loving and raising my family after years of working full time, then being Carer to my Darlin’ Dad for 3 years to his death and 15 years for Nanny until Feburary this year, both of them born in 1914…now spat into the gutter, seen as a scrounger by many…

    On top of ALL THIS SHIT, I and others are constantly bullied and belittled by The Pensions/Financial world themselves, who get orgasmic about bullying us senseless, making out we’re GREEDY BITCHES for wanting our state pensions at the age we were always told we’d get them at, until very, very recently, our whole lives based upon our retirement age being 60…lives we could not change and should never have had to change anyway….

    FIVE then SIX years, SEVEN for the 1960s women, which is INHUMAN.

    Around £40,000 stolen from us all….which we CANNOT afford to have stolen at all…forcing us into poverty, to try and survive on £10.33 a day for ALL in life, to run our homes on that, to care for any animals we might have, to have to depend on our children at times of great stress, becoming a burden, feeling we are, FAR SOONER than ever anticipated…and my son is only just 22 years old!

    Our savings, gone, in many cases too….

    Do you know HOW we’ll now spend our retirement, those of us who only have state pension to rely on? PAYING back the FECKING DEBT these FECKERS have thrown us into!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’ve fought SO HARD to stay OUT of debt since my divorce and HAVE managed to, but now, it’s all around me, knocking at the door of my anxiety, at a time when I should be feeling SAFE and relatively secure, on the 4th worst pension in the world…but I’m used to living a very simple life, having been a Carer…

    This should NEVER have happened..and I’ve even phoned Ken Clarke’s office, but of course, HE won’t talk to..HE, the BASTARD who put us into this HELL in 1995/95 just says how ‘unlucky’ we 50s women are! That man, in my view, is a MISOGYNIST who knew EXACTLY what he was doing back then and still feels pleased with himself to this day!

    If I could meet these people I’d start off by slapping every single one of them around the face, HARD, to bring them to their senses, to make them see that they do NOT have the right to MESS our lives up this way…and the whole country should be out on the streets demanding these Scumbags are arrested and charged with Gross Negligence Manslaughter, because they ALL DAMN WELL KNOW the impact this has had, is having…and soon, many women will start to take their own lives, because we CANNOT carry on like this!

    ALL this and these FECKERS BULLY US too! Shame upon them ALL, every single one of them!

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  4. Lizzie, you should write professionally, I was riveted to your comment. Hang in, maybe TM will see the folly of the last two wankers, Dave n Osbo, and do something about it. It’s inhumane what they did to 50s women. It’s not even the raise, its the lack of notice and panicstricken second raise – pure unadulterated madness.

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  5. Fantastic. You are so right that it is a disgrace noone wants to own but the MPs had a hand in. AND whijst in 2013 awarding themselves pension increases with a minimum lead in to future changes of 12-13 years, to prevent distress! hah – see they know what it is but dont want others to have it.

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  6. Go John. BTW I wonder what £34 billion would have done for Afganistan if it had just been helicoptered in instead of what did happen.

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  7. As Herr J. Gauck (ze Cherman President) remarked recently, “The elites are not the problem, the people are the problem.”

    They really believe this at the “top” and, I rather fear, may give an indication of the level of seriousness with which the piffling matter of pensions for the masses will be dealt.

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  8. Agree with it all but wish you’d stop referring to it as a Waspi campaign. Women are leaving Waspi in droves since they threw out 3 of the former founders. ’63 the new 60′ is growing like a mushroom and ‘Protest against 2011 ‘ is also picking up new supporters. Many of these women have distanced themselves from Waspi as they believe their aim is unrealistic and is actually detrimental to the cause.

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  9. Say what you like about Farage but he does have the measure of Draper Osborne – a pasty face Barsteward and a weasel. A weasel who will be scampering up to The Palace to receive his Golden Globe or whatever, for shafting us!

    given that turkeys don’t vote for Christmas, just exactly how do we get to sling out all those lard-@rses sat in cushy numbers on QUANGOS, Advisory boards, consultants, uncivil service trolls in HMRC and all the other assorted bag carriers, toadies and oilers? That all snout up the spondoolies before any thing else gets funded?

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  10. How about a change of name maybe?

    ‘Ere, mister! I just bin finkin’! I know it’s a bit hard but why dontcha try it like sometime, ya know wot I mean, like?

    For good starters – why doncha call yourself The Slug!

    Suits you, sir, suits you! Very long trail of sticky slime follows your words wherever you go!
    Know wot I mean, sir? Know wot I mean!

    And whenever you choose to change your meanings of your words like you very so often do, sir, WHY! Just wipe away a bit of slime and cover it with more sticky phlegm!

    You really are a dirty slimy slug, sir, and no mistake!

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  11. Why should the prima donnas have priority over the rest of the austerity hit and the sick?
    Incompetence at the top YES, but special cases NO. Selfishness is born with the gender, sadly.

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  12. there are 8 billion reasons why WASPIs should be paid what us their entitlement – bankers bailout.

    To say the worlds running out of money is a flawed argument; the money IS there it is just tipped in favour of and rolling towards those who already have most. That is ok is it? I don’t think so.

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  13. Thank you for being so clear about the lies that have been told, what is happening to these women is a National Crisis a crisis that is in need of emergency funding. Whenever a crisis hits money always comes from somewhere to support it.

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  14. If you rob a bank you go to court you are punished and justice served, what about all these women who have been robbed, should we, and could we fight for justice for these waspi women by taking this government to court? its not just criminaly wrong, its so moraly wrong.

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  15. Born 5/4/1953 – retire at about 63, born 6/4/2013 retire at 66 and rising. The small amounts that women, working in lower paid and often at levels without a stamp, would take out of the economy would be very small, and could be funded by all working people paying NI if they are short past their 60th birthday perhaps.

    BTW One thing is this article I would take issue with is the statement that civil service pensions were unfunded. We worked for much lower pay (pay round calculated – take the average for all equivalent jobs, take mid point, then take mid point between middle and bottom, so lower quartile, then deduct between 6 and 10% to fund pension) – this saving was then used by successive governments for whatever, like reducing income tax for example, instead of putting into a fund. We did not get pensions holidays like most of the private sector. Pensions are quite low as a result of lower wages, and a large many of these are the very women that we are here trying to defend

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