STAND BY YOUR NAN. Increase the State pension for our World War 2 Veterans.
Britain's State pension is less that £7,000 a year, even though this generation have paid Taxes and National Insurance contributions all their working lives.
UK pensioners to receive a much higher State pension. thus making no need for means tested or none means tested State handouts.
No old person should have to endure hypothermia related illness due to lack of heating. No old person should have to go hungry because of lack of food.
Why is this important?
Re- link the State pension link with male average earnings, or inflation, whichever the higher to protect the value of the State pension against means testing, this link should be restored
Without this Generations past efforts and sacrifices during WW2, none of us would be here today.
We owe this Generation everything we can give them, because they made the ultimate sacrifice, for us!
We ask Jeremy Corbyn & Parliament to include woman who stayed at home raising families, and who have paid little or no contributions due to not doing "paid" work, but who worked hard at home bringing children up, raising families, and making sure their husband's had a home to come home to at the end of the War. Also remember the impoverished and neglected war widows....
Also the woman during WW2, who worked in the fields and the Factories, their efforts must not be left out!
This Generation have given us everything. They fought for our freedom during WW2. Yet we give them nothing but misery, made to live on a pittance of a State pension.
HOW MANY WORLD WAR TWO PENSIONERS ARE GOING TO DIE OF COLD AND/OR STARVATION THIS WINTER BECAUSE THEIR STATE PENSION ISNT ENOUGH TO LIVE ON. ?.
Winter deaths claim 200 pensioners every day.
Millions of elderly people in Britain today are living in poverty, having to choose between eating, and heating their homes because the UK's State pension is so low.
Britain’s War veterans have been forgotten by this and previous Tory Government’s.
We urge the Government to increase the basic State pension to at least £300 a week, and the State pension should have increases linked directly with male average earnings or inflation, whichever the higher.
“OUR WW2 VETERANS FOUGHT FOR THE FREEDOM OF EUROPE; THEY WERE SHOT & STABBED ON THE BEACHES IN NORMANDY””. WHEN THE WAR ENDED THEY PAID INTO THE SYSTEM THROUGH THEIR WORKING LIVES. AND WERE PROMISED “CRADLE TO GRAVE” CARE, WHICH THEY ARE’NT GETTING....
THEY LIBERATED FRANCE AND THE REST OF EUROPE – AND YET BRITISH PENSIONERS RECEIVE THE LOWEST STATE PENSION IN WESTERN EUROPE THANKS TO MARGARET THATCHER IN 1980, BREAKING THE LINK THAT KEPT STATE PENSIONS INCREASING DIRECTLY WITH BRITISH PROSPERITY...
AND ALL THE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT WHO HAVE MILLIONS TO SPEND ON LAVISH EXPENSES; AND THE GERMAN PENSIONERS GET FOUR TIMES MORE THAN UK PENSIONERS IN WEEKLY STATE PENSION. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!”;