http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006210685,00.html So after all the rumours it appears they're really going to do it. After years of mismanaging the public finances, wasting countless billions of pounds, not to mention raiding private pension funds, the government is now taking the pensions betrayal one step further by making us work longer. I thought mass immigration was supposed to be the magic solution to the pensions problem? A problem which didn't exist before Labour got into power in 1997 incidentally - at that time we had the best pension provision in all of europe. If we 'need immigrants to pay our pensions' then I must be missing something, because we have mass immigration but they're still raising the retirement age anyway??? Sounds like neither having your cake nor eating it. How can they claim our economy is a success? If you have to work longer then that is a sign of failure.