One of the tackier aspects of the Independence campaign has been the need for letters like Jim’s to counter some shameless disinformation being shovelled by the NOs.
AN OPEN LETTER FROM JIM SILLARS TO SCOTLAND’S PENSIONERS
I am 76 years of age. My State Pension is safe with independence, and so is yours. Who says so?
The UK Department for Work and Pensions in a statement made in January 2013:
“If Scotland does become independent this will have no effect on your State Pension, you will continue to receive it just as you do at present”
The Department explained that as we have paid our National Insurance Contributions, we have a legal entitlement to the State Pension.
The No campaign knew about that statement, yet through insinuation have made you think your pension was not safe; a despicable tactic to sow fear among the elderly when there are no grounds for fear.
There is, of course, more to the referendum than our pensions – there are our children and grandchildren. I want mine and yours to have…
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