Question over knowledge of ‘expert’

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I SEE that Nick Perry, Hastings’ Liberal Democrat candidate, has resigned from Unison, claiming that the union’s policy of opposing pension cuts is bad for pension sustainability - despite the fact that the Hutton report says current pensions are sustainable.

I’m impressed at the way Mr Perry has become an expert in such a short time.

When PCS organised a hustings at last year’s election he not only didn’t know his own party’s manifesto policy on public sector pensions but dismissed it - in a town where 43 per cent of the population are public sector workers - as an ‘esoteric issue’ which he couldn’t be expected to know about. Now he knows better than Lord Hutton and three million trade unionists. What will he become an expert in next?

SAM BUCKLEY

Secretary, Hastings and District Trades Council