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started by: Lynne&Ham-782094 · last update: 1449593447 · posted: 1446115392

A new campaign group has recently formed in the UK called WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign) to "seek fair transitional arrangements for all women born on or after 6th April 1951 who have unfairly borne the burden of the increase to the State Pension Age (SPA). Hundreds of thousands of women have had significant changes imposed on them with a lack of appropriate notification. The 1995 Conservative Government’s Pension Act included plans to increase women’s SPA to 65, the same as men’s. Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI), agree with equalisation, but don’t agree with the unfair way the changes were implemented – with little/no personal notice (1995/2011 Pension Acts), faster than promised (2011 Pension Act), and no time to make alternative plans. Retirement plans have been shattered with devastating consequences." A crowdfunding exercise raised enough to pay for legal advice and barristers are currently considering potential action. A petition has been signed by more than 21,000 people since the 20th October. Yesterday it was announced that the Parliamentary Select Committee for Work and Pensions will be seeking submissions from women born in the 50's. "The Work and Pensions Committee have launched an inquiry into the new State Pension introduced in April 2016. Concerns have been raised that many of those who will be affected by the changes do not know enough about the changes or exactly what they will mean for their pensions." More details here:-  I am sure that there are many of you (like me) who are affected by these changes. You may want to consider signing the petition and asking your family and friends to do the same here You can find more information about the campaign and read some of the heartbreaking stories about women who have been left without the money they are entitled to here: Please pass this information to the women you know who were born in the 50's!

started by: Iguana Rock · last update: 1449219543 · posted: 1449219543

I received this email this morning. Some of you may be interested:     You recently signed the petition "Make fair transitional state pension arrangements for 1950’s women": https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/110776 On Wednesday 2 December the House of Commons debated the effect of state pension age equalisation on women born in the 1950s. The debate was requested by Barbara Keeley MP and took place in Westminster Hall. You can watch the debate here: http://goo.gl/pzztoX You can read the debate here: https://goo.gl/NGwYmg You can follow the House of Commons on Twitter: @HouseofCommons You can follow the Petitions Committee on Twitter: @HoCpetitions Thanks, The Petitions team UK Government and Parliament

started by: Ashley-385501 · last update: 1449151512 · posted: 1449151512

So no winter fuel payments this year , I thought it was going to start in 20016 .

started by: Tryval · last update: 1448871058 · posted: 1448410285

Any others like us, Anglo French couple, no TV! when not watching death and destuction on the news, we enjoy easy light things to watch on Utube, etc, I.e., uk documentries, series, science, antiquies shows, travel, nature movies, w.h.u. "Not BAKE Off, or Sprightly dancing or porn thanks" serious suggestions "if poss", welcome, thanks.                          Kind Regards.  

started by: Rita T-387361 · last update: 1448358186 · posted: 1447689473

Je Suis PARIS.I would just like to say God Bless to all the VICTIMES of the Babaric Crime against Humanity that took place on FridayEvening.France is my adopted Country and my heart bleeds for it.Such a wonderful civilized Democrated country that I love wth all my heart and soul.May the Devils Despiles that committed these terriable crimes ROT in the KARMA they DESERVE

started by: Rockit · last update: 1448294535 · posted: 1448294535

Have a letter delivered to my house for her. micrombie@hotmail.com

started by: crozon-879822 · last update: 1447946416 · posted: 1447943168

Great News that the French Security killed this evil b*****d.Well done to these brave men.

started by: Fitter · last update: 1447670462 · posted: 1447456556

Bad ongoing situation -Watch Sky news live.

started by: Cheekiweeki-817816 · last update: 1447621542 · posted: 1441376643

We have clothes to donate to the Syrian refugees - does anyone know of an organisation that is taking aid to Calais or other ports or even Greece?

started by: emslloyd-405400 · last update: 1447582412 · posted: 1447406007

hello, does anyone know of any charities or groups based in Brittany or Normandy organising shipments to the refugees in Greece? I have friends in the UK on the case but cannot find anyone here, i am willing to do collections if i can add to a shipment pallet ( after 3 pallets its cheaper) thankyou

started by: brian2bin · last update: 1447508322 · posted: 1446565071

Dear Friends, Europe is now in total chaos and I think that you should know about it. I have waited a week or so to see how things would develop and to glean more information before presenting the facts. As you may know from the media, the flood of refugees from war-torn countries and those who are economic immigrants, into Europe, has reached ridiculous proportions - to the extent that Hungary and other Balkan states have now closed their borders and Turkey is considering doing the same. No news of this is forthcoming from the European media. Angela Merkel in an ill-advised speech to the Bundestag welcomed all refugees to Germany and the floodgates opened. In my view, this was all pre-planned from the beginning with the Pope’s appeal last year for "Islam to move closer to Christianity". This was then followed up via the Italian Government instructing the Italian Navy "to rescue all boat refugees and bring them to Italy". As a result, it is reported that some 8000 people per day are now entering Europe via various routes. Most of these are young males between 17 and 25. The result is chaos, as you can imagine. Here in Saarland we have been overwhelmed with refugees mainly young males with some families. In Lebach, some ten kilometres from here, a camp for 200 was set up and a further 100 added to this last week. The politicians, local government and religious leaders have fallen over themselves to bring them in and cater for them. And so what is the result? In Ventimaglia near Monte Carlo, the refugees banded together (organized by their smart phones) and overran the market, stealing or destroying everything and practically ransacked the town. Here in Lebach, a group entered a supermarket and just took what they wanted and destroyed the rest. When the Manageress confronted them, they called up their friends and smashed the place to bits. The police arrived but were overwhelmed. The supermarket is now closed. Yesterday, my friends rang from Weissenfels near Leipzig to tell me that two supermarkets and a Kaufland store in Halle suffered the same fate. More news is coming in from all over Germany reporting the same situation. The media report none of this. Many people have demonstrated against being overrun by immigrants. In Weissenfels poor German families were thrown out of an eight flat apartment block and 70 refugees were moved in. Small towns of some 2000 to 3000 population are now over-run by some 5000 to 6000 refugees. Civil dissatisfaction is starting to rise and is boiling just under the surface. Europe is in chaos and the do-gooders have totally lost control of the situation. Islam has overwhelmed us. For the Syrian and Afghan refugees, I have every sympathy as their countries are being devastated by a coalition bent on their destruction. But for the rest, who are just economic refugees, wanting to come to richer countries to get benefits, in my view, the state authorities must be firm and send them back. However, perhaps it is already too late. Anyway, I thought that you should know that the situation here is pretty grim and I fail to see how it can be resolved. I can only foresee a police state of affairs arising.

started by: Fizzbomb-892531 · last update: 1447328927 · posted: 1447328927

I've just received notification that my registration to be able to vote in UK elections from overseas will expire within the next couple of months, along with a renewal application. I'm thinking that we should all keep our right to vote in UK elections up to date, bearing in mind the referendum whiich is looming (that's if we are allowed to vote in the referendum!).

started by: berger-423858 · last update: 1446991654 · posted: 1446904682

Can I urge those of you who have been here less than 15 years to register to vote so you will be able to vote in the EU referendum? I have been reading the Lords debate on the proposed amendment to allow all expats to vote in that referendum and one of the points made was that few British people living in Europe had bothered to register to vote. They expressed disappointment at the apparent apathy. Please let British politicians know that we do care. There is a lot at stake for all of us.

started by: Bollydolly-889742 · last update: 1446369070 · posted: 1441291989

Hi, I am going to Barcelona on Saturday, can anybody please recommend a suitable SIM card? Only need it for calls back to France. Thank you :-)

started by: Cheekiweeki-817816 · last update: 1445647489 · posted: 1442004094

Hello Again AI Buddies, Does anyone travel to USA/Canada? If so, have you found a good Insurance company to cover for any health problems whilst abroad? I have used Globelink and they are very good, I also see, this year that Expat Travel Insurance offer cover too - but they are the only ones I see that cover France resident and age 70+

started by: Nevada-10041026 · last update: 1445031126 · posted: 1445028387

Important message from Crime Stoppers, eastern europeans are now plotting ways to get a person (mostly women) to stop their vehicle and get out of the car.Gangs place a baby's car seat at the side of the road, with a fake baby in it, waiting for a woman, of course, to stop and check on the abandoned baby. "Note that the location of the car seat is beside a wooded  or grassy field area and the person (woman)  will be dragged into the woods, beaten, raped and left for dead. If it's a man they're usually beaten and robbed and maybe left for dead , too. DO NOT STOP FOR ANY REASON!!! DIAL 999 AND REPORT WHAT YOU SAW, BUT DON'T EVEN SLOW DOWN. IF YOU'RE DRIVING AT NIGHT AND EGGS ARE THROWN AT YOUR WINDSCREEN DO NOT STOP TO CHECK THE CAR, DO NOT OPERATE WIPERS OR SPRAY WATER BECAUSE EGGS AND WATER MIXED BECOME MILKY AND BLOCK YOUR VISON UP TO 92.5% YOUR THEN FORCED TO STOP AND BECOME A VICTIM OF THESE CRIMMINALS. PASS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW AND DON'T BE A VICTIM OF THESE SCUM BAGS.

started by: DrZed · last update: 1443533998 · posted: 1443533998

I know it`s a bit of a long shot. We are looking to rent an appartment or villa in southern Spain for 3 months in the new year. It will be for 2 adults and 1 small dog. Any ideas? Reply here or by email.Thanks

started by: sirius-400550 · last update: 1443310094 · posted: 1438257865

So it's now not possible to pay at the crossing.   There are several of us travelling together, (campers).   Do we have to have an account, or what's the deal?

started by: lautreville · last update: 1442775123 · posted: 1442775123

Hi there, i am looking for safe storage long term for classic car near Sourdeval - fair price paid - must be able to get vehicle in and out regularly - it is covered by my insurance - any thoughts or offers please Many thanks

started by: chris3-972731 · last update: 1442757845 · posted: 1442224167

We are moving to Notre dame du Touchet 50140, next month (October) and would be interested to hear about any groups, that we might be able to join, in that area.  Thanks. Irene

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