Wednesday, July 7, 2010


One of the least expected effects of this sentence is that I won't have a pension in my dotage. As pensions rely upon National Insurance contributions, I'm stuffed. The taxman was kind enough to tell me, long ago, that I could pay voluntary contributions. As the cost of stamps is higher than the average prison wage, though, this was interesting but useless information.

There are those in a worse position. These are those men who have lived a productive working life and fully paid their NI contributions - but who find themselves in prison at their retirement. The government refuses to pay them their State pension.


  1. And the raising of the retirement age means working until you drop for some, don't we have a caring and considerate government? No, they are greedy selfish bastards, the lot.

    We probably wouldn't be having to deal with the condems and their blatantly thieving policies if prisoners would have had the vote like they should have done in the first place.

    I am not saying the government that would have been elected would have been ideal, but these idiots now running the country are simply vile.

  2. Thats interesting, need to look into this