Commenting on the ruling from today’s High Court case, Patricia Gibson MP said:
“This is an extremely disappointing ruling for the thousands of women who have fought tirelessly against pension injustice. Nevertheless, the campaign goes on.
“The Scottish National Party (SNP)continues to stand up for WASPI - Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign against the cavalier attitude of this Tory government which appears hell-bent on short-changing pensioners in Scotland and across the UK.
“It’s time the Tories undertook a full impact assessment of how successive UK governments have disadvantaged WASPI women. Once this assessment has been completed, a payment acknowledging any disadvantage caused should be made to 1950s women without delay.
“With the lowest state pension in the developed world and galling pension injustice for 1950s women, it’s clear that the UK Government cannot be trusted to deliver for our pensioners.
“Only with the full powers of independence can pension justice be delivered for Scotland’s pensioners.”