Even when we\’re not all equal.
Male pensioners will lose up to £10,000 in retirement income due to the introduction this week of European Court rules banning sex discrimination by financial firms, a report warns.
I\’ve been shouting about this for years: so at least we can tell what my influence on the public debate is, ie, none.
Women live longer than men thus any pot of money set aside to provide an annuity for men will produce more per year in income than the same pot for women.
Similarly (against all the jokes) women drivers are safer than male. Thus insurers offer them lower insurance rates. (I have a feeling that that safety doesn\’t actually come from dings and dents. The really expensive part of car insurance is insuring everyone else on the road against being slammed into at high speed. The catastrophic stuff. And my feeling is, backed up by no evidence at all, that women do this part less than men, not the breaking a tail light in a parking disaster.)
This is now also illegal.
So how did we end up with an entire continent run by idiot fuckwits who would deny the simple evidence of the real world? Sure, of course, The French have always acted this way. But how did we ever allow a system of governance that does this?
Can we leave yet?