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#KeepScotlandtheBrand campaign

Recently there has been renewed publicity for the “Keep Scotland the Brand” campaign, and a number of members of Pensioners for Independence have started to take part. Several of us have recently contacted some large retailers like Sainsbury’s, Marks and Spencer and the Co-op to urge them to label Scottish produce more
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Pensioners for Independence first annual conference

Pensioners for Independence will be holding their first annual conference on Saturday, 25th November 2017 at Broughton High School, North Edinburgh.  Speakers include Craig Dalzeil – Common Weal, Maggie Chapman – Green Party, George Kerevan – SNP, Christine Grahame MSP -SNP and Robin McAlpine – Common Weal.  Doors open 9.30 for 10
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State Pensioners beware !

Why would any Scottish state pensioner even consider voting Conservative in the General Election ?  The Tories will remove the current protection for annual increases in state pensions and rob many Scots pensioners of their winter fuel payments. Given half a chance, they’ll also continue to cut the Scottish Parliament’s funding until
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Triple-lock on state pensions

There has been renewed publicity paid just recently to the future of the triple-lock on state pensions. This is the committment made some time ago that annual increases will be whichever is the greatest of :-  the rate of inflation, the change in the Consumer Prices Index, and 2.5%.   Both the Conservatives
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