ANOTHER LETTER FROM MUNGUIN...
Dear Mr Murphy,
Maybe you could tell us, seeing that it is stated in your campaign literature, where and when the SNP said that they would scrap the UK pension.
I do remember that the NO campaign, in which you played such a prominent role, said that the UK would no longer pay pensions to our senior citizens if Scotland became independent.
You may remember, though, that both the SNP, and the YES campaign rubbished that, and finally even the DWP was obliged to release a statement saying that it was not true, and that anyone who paid into the pension scheme would receive their due from it.
Incidentally, from what I can make out, it was a very effective scare story. It managed to put real fear into the hearts of many old people, dependent for their existence on this, the second lowest pension in the developed world. (For your information, the lowest is that of Mexico. Proud boast, huh?)
|Grateful thanks to Anon, for finding this picture of
our mystery pensioner and sometimes contributor to
Jim's publicity back in 2008.