According to the House of Commons Library, “WASPI” women (women born in the 1950s affected by changes to the State Pension Age by the 1995, 2007 and 2011 Pension Acts) affected in Inverclyde is 5,600.

The UK Government’s reply, to my letter, is frustratingly all about equalisation. I can’t believe that this far down the line they are still so uninformed or blind to the WASPI argument that they genuinely think equalisation is the issue. That can only lead me to the conclusion that the UK government are so entrenched in their ways that they are incapable of engaging in a meaningful discussion on this issue.

Their attitude towards the plight of the woman affected by this policy is appalling.

The WASPI campaign has been run with great dignity and it’s time the UK government responded in kind by righting this wrong.