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France riots against pension-age rise. Here’s why the UK isn’t the same

The reason people in the UK don’t riot about the rising pension age: politicians stab them in the back by pretending they could be rich one day, and keeping the pension age down will mean they’d lose the money in taxes given to pay for someone else’s retirement.

Would you like to know why France is on fire over the increase in the pension age there?

It’s really very simple.

Pensions are paid from taxes, and French taxes are progressive – that is, those with more money pay more in tax.

The younger the age at which people retire, the more taxes are needed to support them, and the greater the burden on those with the most money.

So the point of raising the age at which pensions may be claimed is to help the rich keep more of their money.

In France, where working people staged a revolution against rich people who wouldn’t share their wealth, that idea is anathema.

And that is the reason they are rioting in that country.

In France, the emergency services seem not to be quite such puppets of the politicians as in England – so we see such spectacles as large numbers of police stepping down in order to join the protests:

Firefighters, too:

But what about the UK?

We should – but you know why we aren’t?

Because the Tories fool so many of us by claiming that we can be rich too, if we all work hard. It’s a lie.

Nobody who worked for an employer ever got rich – that is, nobody who actually did the work, rather than being an executive, director or suchlike.

Wages for the masses are strictly controlled in order to force you to keep working. In the UK, employers won’t accept that people might actually stay in their jobs and put more value into them if their pay packets were a little larger.

But the pretence paralyses the gullible.

And that’s why nobody in the UK has been rioting about pensions.

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