Pensions better with Yes vote

John Swinburne
John Swinburne

Motherwell FC director John Swinburne has declared his support for a Yes vote in September’s independence referendum.

The former Scottish Senior Citizens’ Unity Party (SSCUP) MSP said: “I have no doubt that a Yes vote offers our older people the best prospect of a better and fairer pensions system.

“Scotland is a very wealthy country - certainly wealthier than the UK - and as a nation in charge of our own future and making decisions according to our own needs and priorities we can well afford to provide decent pensions for our senior citizens.

“Westminster can’t be trusted to look after our pensioners and we’ve been badly let down by successive UK governments, whether Gordon Brown’s raid on pension funds or David Cameron’s cuts.”