Pension reform: “No-one should be taken in by what is little more than a con trick”

Business quote of the day.

“No-one should be taken in by what is little more than a con trick”

Dot Gibson, general secretary of the National Pensioners Convention, is not impressed with the government’s plans for a universal pension rate. The biggest overhaul of the pensions system for a decade will start from April 2017, with a new weekly payment of £1444.

The National Pensioners Convention objects to the changes. Photograph: Getty Images

Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia

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YOU’RE FIRED at last! Katie Hopkins is sacked by LBC after “final solution” tweet

She may have avoided a firing on The Apprentice, but she couldn't get out of this one.

Remember when Katie Hopkins wasn't a notorious radical hate preacher and was just that mean lady on The Apprentice who resigned from the show?

Well, let's cast our minds back to that time, in the heady days of 2006, when the nation sighed in frustration as the grand high angry bear Alan Sugar was denied his chance to point at her and growl "You're Fired!"

For we have at last been given what we have been waiting for over a decade.

Katie Hopkins has, finally, been fired.

OK, apparently it was mutual. She and the radio station that employs her for realtime weekly bile spews a live show, LBC, have parted ways:

According to the BBC's media editor, there were "cheers and applause" in the LBC newsroom when the decision was announced.

This follows Hopkins tweeting (and then deleting) that there needed to be a "final solution" following the Manchester terrorist attack. It seems LBC has found its own solution to the backlash against Hopkins.

I'm a mole, innit.

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