She explained: “Many discovered, often by sheer accident, that their anticipated pension would not arrive until years later, as there was equalisation with men.
“The anger, sense of betrayal and disappointment was only inflamed when UK Government Ministers bizarrely and insensitively insisted that this provided an opportunity for the women affected to train for new careers.”
She said one in four WASPI women struggle to make payments on crucial bills while one third are in debt, with single women the worst affected.
Speaking of future plans to raise the state pension age, she said: “We must all learn from the huge injustice perpetrated on WASPI women – I applaud their campaign for justice – but we cannot permit even more people to be robbed of tens of thousands of pounds of their rightful state pension as life expectancy stalls or even falls in Scotland.”
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