I am really curious about a letter from Shelagh Simmons of WASPI, Women Against State Pension Inequality.

Perhaps she can explain why was it ever acceptable that men (who still do not live as long as women) received the state pension at 65, whilst women received it as 60.

My grandad retired at 65 and lived to 76 - that's 11 years pension.

But my grandmother retired at 60 and lived to 81 - 21 years of state pension.

I had to work in an office where the woman retired at 60 years old, and the men, doing the same job, had to wait until 65.

How was this ever fair?

P Bedford