A quick follow-up to my post from earlier in the week about Ed Miliband, who was against the public sector pay freeze before he was in favour of it.
This time it’s the question of pensions, and whether they should be increased in line with the consumer prices index (CPI) or the retail price index (RPI).
The government is switching from RPI to CPI for public sector pensions, resulting in Early Day Motion 1629 signed by one Ed Miliband on 17 March 2011 which condemns the move.
So far, so not surprising.
The Labour Party has a pension scheme for its own staff.
I think you can guess the rest… yes indeed, at the start of 2011 the Labour Party, leader one Ed Miliband, had switched from using RPI to CPI. But that hasn’t stopped him continue to criticise the switch.
In the case of the public sector pay freeze, at least it can be said Ed Miliband changed his mind. On this one he’s left being both for and against the same policy.
Hat-tip: Paul Wild on Facebook amongst others