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Brian Keegan: Politicians beware – the greying brigade are coming of age

A strong new political lobby is emerging, as a disenchanted generation born in the 1960s and 1970s see their pension ages drifting further and further away over the horizon

26th January, 2020

There isn’t a politician in the country who isn’t afraid of the “grey lobby”. Successive governments have found to their cost that anything which tampers with the benefits being enjoyed by the retired carries a guarantee of protest.

So why all the furore about pensions in the current election campaign? After all, the grey vote is not bothered because they have their pensions already. The state retirement age moving...

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