Letter: Pensioners' rally

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The Independent Culture
Sir: The sight of thousands of pensioners, many in wheelchairs, compelled to take to the streets of London in protest at the parsimonious state pension - among the lowest in Europe and decreasing in value year on year - should have made the Prime Minister, Government and Members of Parliament ashamed.

Our country must also have been shamed in the eyes of the foreign visitors who witnessed it - shamed by the broken election promises and ensuing poverty that brought the pensioners there.


Churchdown, Gloucestershire