As our charismatic chancellor battles to shore up the the economy, does he rue the fact that the UK has the worst state pension in the developed world?

Millions of retirees still working to make ends meet. Millions of youngsters facing life on the dole.

If you could actually live on the state pension how many jobs would become available to the younger generation?

How big a desperately needed boost to the UK economy could millions of pensioners make if only they could?

For decades no administration, of either main party, has been willing to sort out the state pension problem.

Other countries have. Why can’t ours?

Rodney Best

Doncaster Road