We all know the pensions scare served the No side well in 2014 and that the current attempt to unnerve the older voter could be dangerous, if played Goebbels-style all the way to the next referendum, but it’s still a big lie and the Herald’s Smith knows it.
Look at this:
First, yes, there is no pot but there is politics. Millions across the globe have paid into the UK very basic pension and continue drawing it today. Why are the Scots only at risk?
Second, Blackford did not say ‘Scotland’s pensions would be paid for by a foreign government.‘ Simply put, those who have contributed to the UK pension scheme, through national insurance payments, will get something back. Those who retire some years after independence, will get something from both governments. In time, almost all will get a Scottish not-so-basic pension, like in Ireland.
Remember, this is Mark Smith:
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