PUBLISHED: 18:32, Mon, Dec 2, 2019 | UPDATED: 18:32, Mon, Dec 2, 2019
Leader of '63 is the new 60', Mariana Robinson, claimed the state pension fund of 1950s women has been “systematically raided to pay for the deficit”. Her campaign proposes for the state pension to come into effect on the 63rd birthday of 1950s women in order to “rectify the injustice” done to them. It comes as the retirement age for women rose to 65 to bring it into line with men and will go up to 66 by 2020, and 67 by 2028.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Ms Robinson said: “There are about 23 campaign groups of which ours is one and one of the main ones.
“We’ve been mentioned in the Parliamentary briefing papers as well.
“Backto60 as the name suggests are claiming we should get everything back and I think most women think we should.
“But I can’t see that really happening because of the cost.
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State pension: Mariana Robinson accuses the Government of '£181billion theft' (Image: EXPRESS/GETTY)
State pension: Leader of '63 is the new 60' claimed the pension fund of 1950s women has been raided (Image: EXPRESS)
“Even the DWP lawyer in the case said this would cost £181billion.
“Now that is a huge amount of money to restore our pensions back to 60.
“But similarly that is a massive amount