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  • Andy Robertson-Fox: It is pleasing to see that Mr. Blackford recognises that the state retirement pension is not a benefit but an earned entitlement and to call it a "benefit" is not only incorrect but demeaning and... (11 February 2017)
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  • Nine Penneth: Thank you Ian Blackford for putting into words what a lot of pensioners are feeling - that we've been deceived, lied to, tricked, defrauded and robbed blind. I know this debate is about the... (11 February 2017)
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  • George Morley: Regrettably Mr Backford, questions to the DWP are treated with comtempt which seems to be normal practice when one needs an answer to a serious question. We have had issues when writing in... (10 February 2017)
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  • Jane Davies: To quote Ian Blackford "We often hear that the issue is affordability, and the point was made about austerity. The Government cannot run away from the fact that there is a national insurance fund... (10 February 2017)
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  • George Morley: The last point that Nine Penneth made is not fully appreciated by the majority of the WASPI ladies I suspect but having lost my wife 10 yrs before my retirement I was ignorant of this penalty for... (27 January 2017)
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  • Nine Penneth: Mr Blackford. It's good news that a debate is forthcoming on the issue of women's state pension age. I hope something can be done for those ladies who do not deserve to be punished in such a... (27 January 2017)
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  • Anne Puckridge: Mr. Blackford, when the Pensions Scheme Bill is discussed on Monday, although the emphasis at the moment is on the WASPI issue, will you - please - consider also including (introducing, if... (27 January 2017)
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  • George Morley: In addition, I would hope that the real hardship that should be discussed is the one faced by those affected by Section 20 of the Pensions Act which denies a minority any pension increases ever... (27 January 2017)
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  • George Morley: Well said Mr Blackford. You are spot on and Mr Harrington will just waffle as usual with meaningless comment and the Frozen pension will be ignored again. (11 January 2017)
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  • Andy Robertson-Fox: Mr Blackford is correct about the surplus in the NI Fund - currently about £23 billion but while there is sympathy for the Waspi women they, unlike the frozen pensioners, will get their full... (3 December 2016)
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  • Andy Robertson-Fox: "We must remind ourselves what a pension is. It is deferred Income." Right again, Mr. Blackford and none more so than with the 550,000 frozen pensioners who are denied index linking. ... (3 December 2016)
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  • Andy Robertson-Fox: Again Mr Blackford is correct - there is little point if those affected are not notified of changes. From 2020 the government intend to withdraw the allowance in respect of the spouse paid to a... (3 December 2016)
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  • Andy Robertson-Fox: The retention of two months cash flow is only a recommendation by GAD, not a requirement of government. (3 December 2016)
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  • George Morley: Thankyou Ian Blackford for the positive way that you have put this issue. One could replace Waspi with Frozen Pension where reference is made to fairness, equality and morality. "but I say to... (18 November 2016)
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  • George Morley: Along with these recommendations the Government must also address the discriminative, immoral and unjust section 20 of the Pension Act which is ignored every year and has been denying qualified... (18 November 2016)
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  • Jane Davies: Thank you Mr Blackford for pointing this out. Many politicians need to be reminded of this fact which makes the frozen state pension scandal even more outrageous and a shameful reflection on... (18 November 2016)
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  • Jane Davies: "It is not the case that pensioners are taking their income from others. They have paid their national insurance contributions, which fund the amount that is paid out to pensioners." Thank you... (18 November 2016)
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  • George Morley: Thankyou Mr Blackford for raising this issue yet again. This has been raised so many times with no relevant acceptable and justified answer being given by whoever is speaking for the DWP with... (16 September 2016)
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  • Andy Robertson-Fox: As has been the case in the recent past Mr. Blackford has again put the totally incomprehensible stance adopted by this and previous governments into perspective....the frozen pension policy is... (16 September 2016)
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  • Andy Robertson-Fox: To the reference of the Waspi pension issue the honourable gentleman, who so admirably led a back bench debate on the matter, could have added that this government, in common with the previous... (25 May 2016)
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  • George Morley: In Ian Blackford's excellent comments he mentioned Kate Smith who said "“I’m extremely disappointed that the government has failed to use the Queens Speech as an opportunity to tackle the... (24 May 2016)
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  • Jane Davies: Thank you Ian Blackford for your support, you are not alone in condemning this injustice (see comments below) you will note the comments by Steve Webb all made before he became pensions minister... (26 March 2016)
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  • Jeff Chipps: A big thank you to Ian Blackford and all the other enlightened MPs who have put morals and conscience before politics and signed EDM 1235. Just how much more true and convincing argument needs... (26 March 2016)
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  • George Morley: The Frozen Pension would be a disgraceful and shameful policy for any country let alone one that professes to be a world leader among the democratic countries of the world. The DWP continuously... (25 March 2016)
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  • Dennis Purvis: How refreshing it is to see that there are (at least) some MPs who have retained their integrity and not abandoned it at the altar of political ambition. Mr. Blackford has stated the argument... (25 March 2016)
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