The UK Government has now given its epetition reply to the online petition by British pensioners living in certain countries who sought to have their pensions indexed to inflation. The full response is in fact only a partial response as laid out. It might better have been expressed as follows:
Our priority, given the limited resources available, is to ensure that pensioners resident in the UK and in the countries listed below continue to see an increase in their living standards commensurate with the growth of the economy as a whole:
Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jersey, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Sark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, USA and Yugoslavia.
We can do nothing for the pensioners resident in these other countries:
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe and most other Commonwealth countries.
Given the true facts, such an answer is unbelievable.
FURTHER UPDATE: If you want to keep up the pressure, and why not, sign up for another petition that Roy and Joan Brentnall have started on the same topic. After all it’s the squeaky wheel that gets the oil.