Any fears over the State Pension are unfounded!

Any fears over the State Pension are unfounded! State pensions ... instead of saying we paid in - so the UK should pay out, we need a different perspective - follow the money! Simple maths drawn from GERS show the truth. Do you think that your State Pension is dependent on the UK Government? It … Continue reading Any fears over the State Pension are unfounded!

Neither stupid nor timid

The "campaigners" referred to in this headline from The National today - SNP must 'reassure' voters on pensions ahead of indyref2, campaigners say - must think pensioners are all extremely stupid. A few undoubtedly are. A few more will find it expedient to pretend to be stupid. But most of us are perfectly capable of … Continue reading Neither stupid nor timid

When the need for illusion is deep

A regrettably rare intervention by Stu Campbell on Wings Over Scotland reminds us of two things. Firstly - and most obviously as this was the purpose of the article - it reminds us of the sickening spate of scaremongering pish that issued from the anti-independence campaign ten years ago and which continues to pour from … Continue reading When the need for illusion is deep