The denegration of public sector workers and the attack on the pension rights are distasteful to me. I believe that public sector pensions are part of a civilised society. The rules were formulated when life spans were a decade less. So the obvious answer is to delay the retirement age to cut the liability of the state and to phase in the full benefits to discourage early retirements. The race to the bottom in the private sector is not something to be emulated. Those cheerleading the opposition to state employees rights and conditions of work are in for a surprise themselves when they realise that they are mere pawns in the game of maximising profits and of man as slave.

We should be sorting out the provision of private sector pensions and employers responsibilities now. Lets get our priorities right