NO MORE MR NICE GUY! Leo’s mask slipped today when pressed over the issue of helping the vulnerable to avoid freezing! I asked him to guarantee fuel for those most in need, in the face of the big freeze – after all, he’s plenty of money (€5 million) to spend on his ‘spin doctors’. But instead of making that promise he got all narky and accused us of wanting to waste money on a referndum about water. We need water and we need fuel – we don’t bloody need HIM OR HIS SPIN!
HOW DARE THEY! The reckless treatment of worker’s pensions schemes means that those like Irish Life workers like are thrown to the wolves. And yet the government sits on its hands. When the bankers needed bailing out they changed the law overnight, literally, to do it. What about workers? And if they strike – aren’t they dead right to do so!!
A shout out to Pensioners for Equality! I tried to get my ‘spoke’ in the other night on the Late Debate on radio, not least because Joan Burton was on as well. Didn’t get much time but tried my best – the audio clip is here.
A change in the rules in 2012, means that many pensioners, most of them women, are being cheated by as much as €35 per week in the pension entitlements. I questioned Minister Doherty about this in the Dáil, 17.1.18.
SOCIAL WELFARE BILL 2017 was discussed again in the Dáil today. Gross inequalities in pensions cost some pensioners, mainly women, up to €35 a week; this is as a result of new rules brought in in 2012 by Joan Burton. Pensioners for Equality a campaigning group are fighting this. We all have to get behind them on it.
Tonight protest about pensions inequality was spirited and fiery, despite the cold. Fair play to the Pensioners for Equality and watch this space!
JOAN BURTON PULLED THE TRIGGER, BUT FIANNA FAIL LOADED THE GUN. The target was pensioners, women pensioners in particular. And now FF have the brass neck to pretend they care about the fact that thousands of mostly women, recently retired or soon to be, will be down in their money by €30 a week. Why did they agree to the budget that endorsed this? We know what the Blueshirts are like, but Fianna Fail are classic kippers – two faced and gutless.
WOMEN PENSIONERS DONE DOWN. New Social Protection laws brought in in 2012, mean that many women pensioners will be down in their money by as much as €30 per week. The government said they recognised this as ‘bonkers’, they knew well in advance of the budget it was wrong, and yet did nothing about
DESCRIMINATION AGAINST PENSIONERS – MOSTLY WOMEN PENSIONERS – A DISGRACE. I was on the Tonight Show a few days ago. Its amazing how despite the government agreeing that it’s ‘bonkers’ that 23,000 pensioners loose up to €30 per week due to a change in the rules, yet they did nothing about it in the budget! People Power – Feet on the Street! its the only thing that will shake them up