As WASPI women saw their pension age raised with little or no notice, ongoing delays to State Pension payments causing real financial distress, 2.1 million pensioners currently living in poverty and the State Pension Triple-Lock abandoned, I challenged the Pensions Minister on his government’s shocking record on standing up for pensioners.

The Minister could barely even bother to muster a defence of his government’s shocking record and instead repeated the clear untruth that under Section 28 of the Scotland Act, the Scottish Parliament cannot top up any benefit “by reason of old age”. The Minister knows this but like so many Tories, continues to peddle this myth to deflect from their own very shabby treatment of our pensioners.

Watch the exchange below 👇