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I am not voting because I now live in Australia, After working and paying all my just dues while living and working in the UK I find that my pension payments from the Uk are frozen at the rate which was in force at the then time I started to draw same. That was in 1993 so you can see how far behind the eight ball I am. This doesnt just apply to me but all pensioners who have retired to Australia, and certain other countries.This to me is discrimination between different pensioners according to now where they reside.I did think that discrimination was illegal, but apparently not to the British Government.When will they start to treat ALL pensioners in the same way and increase everybodies payments.
Edward Holmes
Queensland
Australia

written 20th Apr 2005

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Derrick Perth WA replies: Edward,I'm like you living in OZ. Have you looked at www.britishpensions.org.au Lots of good stuff contained within
Derrick Perth

written 21st Apr 2005

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NotApathetic was built so that people who are planning not to vote in the UK General Election on May 5th can tell the world why. We won't try to persuade you that voting is a good or a bad idea - we're just here to record and share your explanations. Whether ideological, practical or other, any reason will do.

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