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Most recent annotations on things by Richard Harrington

  • George Morley: "Having learned a word from you earlier today, Mr Speaker, I can say that hope we have all learned from the sagaciousness of Frank Field" Perhaps Mr Harrinton should buy a dictionary and learn... (1 March 2017)
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  • George Morley: " Pensions legislation already includes requirements for investment decisions to be transparent and in the best interests of members." Surely the same should apply to the state pension and the... (24 February 2017)
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  • George Morley: But the Government's own Frozen Pension scam is allowed to continue without the Minister having the decency to secure an open debate on this long standing discrimination to the detriment of the... (21 February 2017)
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  • George Morley: " I am not saying fraud could not happen, but there is already a mechanism in place to deal with that." How is it that the section 20 of the Pension Act is not deemed as being fraudulent and... (11 February 2017)
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  • George Morley: Richard Harrington, you said " I believe in full transparency and disclosure". Perhaps you will inform everyone as to the justification of the Frozen pension and how this fits in with justice an... (2 February 2017)
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  • Andy Robertson-Fox: While it is, perhaps, appropriate to raise the issue of Waspi, it needs to be remembered that unfair and inadequate as the transitional period may seem they are not , in fact, being denied any... (13 January 2017)
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  • George Morley: Mr Harrington, I note that you say "the Government have given £1.1 billion of transitional relief for WASPI women." This is very commendable but what about the Frozen Pensioners denied any... (12 January 2017)
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  • Jane Davies: All the attention is on the WASPI women but the frozen 4% who have suffered, and are still suffering from this outrageous withholding of their cost of living increases, have been fighting for... (11 January 2017)
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  • George Morley: A response that says nothing - situation normal ! (11 January 2017)
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  • George Morley: Yes Mr Harrington, unlike the discriminative and immoral Frozen pension imposed by section 20 of the Pension Act. Although this is now law by by virtue of the fact that is is an Act of... (11 January 2017)
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  • Jane Davies: No matter how many times politicians say it a state pension is NOT a benefit. We have paid for it by contributing to the NI scheme. It is not a government 'handout' of taxpayers money....it... (3 December 2016)
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  • Andy Robertson-Fox: As I have pointed out to Mr. Harrington elsewhere his view that the pension is not a contract but a benefit has been discredited by at least four previous pensions ministers - and many others of... (3 December 2016)
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  • George Morley: Mr Harrington, You are stating a lie and that is disgraceful coming from a person supposedly re;presenting the people which includes pensioners. You cannot deny that you condone discrimination... (1 December 2016)
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  • Nine Penneth: Mr Harrington. You said quite falsely that "this country has a proud record on state pensions". You have to be joking. If you were serious then your Parliamentary Library notes need updating.... (1 December 2016)
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  • Jane Davies: The first in the queue are the frozen pensioners who have suffered the loss of hundreds of thousands of pounds for decades. This 4% do not get the same as everyone else, an indexed state pension,... (23 November 2016)
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  • George Morley: When will the DWP actually grant pension freedom for the state pension ? Currently the state pension is denied any indexation if the pensioner retires to most Commonwealth countries. This begs... (23 November 2016)
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  • George Morley: Mr Harrington, you have said that £1.1 billion has been allocated to the WASPI ladies for some arrangement to try and overcome the inequality that the current system has made but there is rarely... (23 November 2016)
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  • Andy Robertson-Fox: Mr. Harrington states that a Treasury grant of £9.5 billion was made to the NI Fund in 2015/16. That is not in dispute but what should be said is that the NI Fund was never in the red and... (22 November 2016)
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  • Andy Robertson-Fox: Sorry Mr. Harrington but pensions are not a benefit - they are an earned entitlement which is part of the social contract made in return for the accumulation of qualifying years as a result of NI... (22 November 2016)
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  • Jane Davies: Mr Harrington......the new mouthpiece for the DWP. The same old lies and flimsy excuses for continuing the blatant discrimination and utterly disgraceful treatment of just 4% of UK seniors. These... (16 September 2016)
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  • Andy Robertson-Fox: The Under Secretary make four points on the frozen pension policy, he says 1. "It has been in place for almost seventy years......." Longevity is never justification for any policy if... (16 September 2016)
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  • George Morley: Richard Harrington quoting a boiler plate excuse to deny a pensioner abroad in a frozen country is not acceptable to any one who has any morality and perhaps he will give some justification... (15 September 2016)
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  • Jeffrey Donovan: Mr Harrington, as a born and bred Watfordian who over the last 56 years has seen so many changes in Watford that I must add have not all been for the better I am glad that the re-energizing of... (6 September 2012)
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