State pensions and pensioners

 

Sir, – Heaven forbid that pensioners should receive more than they need for a “minimum essential standard of living” (“Minister says welfare system ‘not working’ for many and needs to be changed”, News, July 6th).

Trust Fine Gael to interpret “minimum” as “maximum”. – Yours, etc,

JOHN BAKER,

Emeritus Professor

in Equality Studies,

UCD,

Dublin 4.