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Fighting for UK pensions

As a result of the article in Connexion about how the UK lied to me about pension rights, the campaign group British Pensioners for Justice has received nearly 200 messages of support.

These have been mostly from UK pensioners with some sad stories to tell.

I have also received an email from the International Consortium of British Pensioners to say that the pensions of UK pensioners living outside the UK and the EU have been frozen and most people were not informed before they left the UK.

We stand by our letter to Michael Gove MP, because the rules governing pensioners living outside the EU and UK are different to those in the EU, because of the undertakings of the Treaty Of Maastricht.

The International Consortium of British Pensioners has asked us to point out that they exist to fight for the pension rights of UK pensioners living in countries outside the UK and EU where other laws and regulations apply.

Their concern is that many émigrés left the UK without being fully informed that their rights to a full pension would be curtailed. They exist to fight this injustice. (

Christine Esteve, Normandy


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