Getting older? Looking forward to retirement?

Are you getting to that stage in life where you are looking forward to your retirement? Thinking about your pension and how you are going to enjoy it?

Well think again…. because the EU is in trouble, but… they have a cunning plan.

Senior European commission official Jean-Louis De Brouwer said that 2012 had been designated as the year of active ageing with one of the aims being to discourage early retirement.

“However, the year is not just about labour market participation but about helping older people to remain as independent for as long as possible. Lifelong learning will have a crucial role to play in achieving this”, he said.

Yup, the EU think that re-training pensioners will solve all their problems.

The European Policy Centre, the Brussels-based think-tank, was told that by 2050 nearly one in three EU citizens will be 65 or older. “This is something that, perhaps, member states have under-estimated in the past,” said De Brouwer, a director in the commission’s employment directorate.

Sounds like the EU have just had a wake up call. After promoting for the last 60 years the  waste of socialism, the spend, spend, spend and pay tomorrow welfare statists are going to have a few more fiscal shocks. Just where are they going to get all that pension money from? Seems like they are planning to work pensioners till they drop… God help them.


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Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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2 Responses to Getting older? Looking forward to retirement?

  1. Edward Spalton says:

    Until the advent of Gordon Brown, Britain had the best private occupational pension provision in Europe. He decided to plunder it by taxing the underlying pension funds – a sneaky tax which did not appear on anybody’s payslip. At the same time, he announced that he had ended “boom and bust” and that the stock market would go up forever, so the effects of the tax would be offset by his wise stewardship of the economy.

    At the same time he was rapidly expanding public sector employment with completely open-ended, inflation-proofed pensions to be paid for by those same plundered taxpayers working in the private sector. Given that everybody agrees on his intelligence, this can only have been a deliberate transfer of wealth from people he saw as fit only for plunder to those whom he saw as Labour’s natural supporters. This was happening in parallel with the aboriginal population being given second class status in comparison with immigrants (many of whom are welfare dependent)who are also seen as likely to be Labour supporters. Labour insiders have since let it be known that this was a quite deliberate policy to alter irreversibly the nature of the population. These are not things which have just happened but completely congruent with socialist fondness for “social engineering”. The present government’s response to the public bankruptcy caused by these policies may reduce some of the imbalance in favour of the bloated public sector – but not very much, as the public sector pension liabilities incurred during the Labour years remain unaltered.

    Now the EU is stirring the pot to make us all work harder and longer to keep the political class in the comfort to which they feel entitled.

  2. giant bee says:

    The only solution is going to involve violence, and lots of politicians and their Common Purpose cohorts swinging from lampposts. Sooner rather than later. When will people wake up ? Nothing is going to change unless they are physically ejected from power, and hung as examples to others.

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