Thanks again all. It was indeed a very strange day. We travelled down from northern England and expected a couple of hundred thousand people but over half a million turned up and that was only the first one, the rest is yet to come. It did feel like an unstoppable force but the unmovable object the govt funnily enough comprising mainly of bankers, wont move. More exciting times ahead although ill be better prepared next time with the camera. I do have a lot of better stuff but ill keep that stuff. The 1DS4 and 70-200 were the only combination used but a wide angle will be next time.
The number of people saving in private company pension schemes has halved since 1991 as companies close them down. The average public sector pension is £5600 a year. The private sector £5860. The issue is final salery schemes which continue in many parts of the public sector but have gone in the private. Why companies have done this ill leave that one for you to work out, but no, public sector workers dont have great pensions but like private sector some do ok. The problem will be later in years as the pensions are cut, old poorly paid people across all sectors will be destitute. Its a problem no govt is facing up to, paying for the old. Im not an economics expert.
The political argument if you want it is two fold. A Conservative one, its up to you, get a better job, save more for later life stop relying on the state or socialist, we are all in this together and those with the most must help those with the least. A massive variation in wealth, whats mine is mine small govt, etc or a smaller gap in wealth and everyones better off but some will take advantage of it. Me? I just want my money back from those who gambled it.