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Monday, 26 September 2011

Mixed message from Balls on Public Sector Pensions

In his speech today at the Labour Party Conference, Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls MP described the Con Dem Government’s approach to pensions as ‘confrontational and unfair’ but was equivocal on the upcoming industrial action to resist the imposed changes ‘there is nothing George Osborne would like better than a strike this autumn to divert attention from his failing economic plan… we know too that there are difficult decisions on pensions which we cannot duck and that under Labour contributions and the retirement age would be rising too’: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/8789445/Labour-Party-Conference-Ed-Balls-speech-in-full.html