Funding the UK State Pension is a historically nightmare – but now the ghosts of the dead are coming to haunt and destroy us?

 NO STATE PENSIONS LEFT Halloween may be nearly here again but the real frightening ghouls and spooks that Britain faces these days really arise from the past and the iconic universal State Pension that was introduced back in 1946 by the national insurance act, doesn’t it? Yep, the problem is that these days the cost […]

Women’s Old Age Pensions in the UK – Just or ‘Unfair’?

Most men haven’t even noticed have they? A major change has been happened over the past four years in the UK about women’s old age pensions. An old age ‘non-contributory’ pension was in fact introduced in the UK over 100 years ago – the foundation of our Welfare system no less – and it was […]

Elections to the European Parliament – a Fiasco or a Triump in the making?

The mild start to the election campaign for the 2014 European Parliament elections may have largely passed you by if you live in the UK? Why is that? Perhaps it is because our main political party players are running scared? Scared of getting a trouncing that is. Keeping things low key perhaps? It’s all going […]

Scottish Independence – get rid of the British Link?

Great Britain (not so great these days is it!) is facing another revolt by the Scots to throw us English out of their country. They have tried a number of times before, by armed insurrection, but they have always been squashed by English superior might and our ruthlessness. We have also been quite clever by […]