Are you a pensioner or retired person? If so, please join a local pensioner group now. If not, ask any pensioners you know to join.
Together We Are Stronger
All pensioners need to join together quickly to defend their Universal Pensioner Benefits:-
- State pension
- Concessionary travel pass
- Free prescriptions
- Free TV licences (now restricted to the over 75s on Pension Credit)
- Winter fuel allowance
Power of the pensioners
Pensioners cannot go on strike, but we still have power! A bigger pensioner’s movement would be able to influence the powerful media which in turn influences public opinion. We can also put pressure on MPs no matter what their political colour. Also, at voting time our strength can certainly be felt. So, let us all learn the lesson; help West Midlands Pensioners Convention to get stronger so we can all defend what we have fought years for and stop things getting worse.
Pensioners’ demands are affordable
The government claims that “we are all in this together” and have to make sacrifices because of the national debt. This is not true! The bankers’ sacrifice has been to increase their bonuses and others have done similar things. Also, Britain’s national debt is about 77% of GDP (gross domestic product), the wealth created in one year. Between 1915 and early 1970s, Britain’s debt was never less than 100% of GDP. When the NHS was created in 1948, the national debt was about 230% of GDP! But nobody talked about crisis then, so why now when the debt as a percentage of GDP it is much less? The ‘crisis’ is being used to attack gains made over the last century – don’t let them get away with it!
As well as recruiting new members we need money too to help with our campaigns – as little or as much as you can afford.
If you wish to join WMPC or to make a donation, please complete our form below and we will respond. Many Thanks.