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Labour’s pledge to WASPI women: an unaffordable giveaway to a group that does not need it

Compensating women for the rise in the state pension age is nothing more than ill-thought-out electioneering

By Norma Cohen  

Is Johnson . Photo: Claire Doherty/SIPA USA/PA Images

Earlier this week, the Labour Party rolled out what might be described as its most stunning pre-election promise to date; that it would provide compensation to women who have seen their state pension age rise to equal that of men. Its estimated price tag is a whopping £58bn.

While Labour had previously expressed general support for a very vocal group of women who felt wronged by the rise in their state pension…

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