Perhaps people should try the court of human rights to test that out?
However the odds are you will just have to suck it up.
But members on the House of Lords who continue working into very old age are a mixed bag. They prove how addled people can be as they get older but in other ways bear no relation to the working public.
How can our Champagne Lords and Ladies be compared to a refuse-collector, a road-sweeper, a nurse, a teacher, a sewer-worker, a building labourer or any other person working in a real-job for a paltry wage with few perks?
In that other House, the Commons, news that a "Tory MP plays Candy Crush during DWP committee meeting" reinforces the view that Tory MPs have no idea what life is like in the real-working-world.
Increasing the retirement age to 70 or higher will condemn many elderly people in the UK to old-age poverty. Some workers due to bad luck, ill-health, bereavements, disabilities and mental-health issues are unable to stash cash away for old age. Lose your job aged 50 plus and it is almost impossible to find work of any kind; try looking for work when you are aged 60 plus.
Apart from the state pension age increasing various public sector employers are tightening schemes which used to allow an earlier retirement. As the poster above asks "If you called 999 would you expect a 60-year-old to come running?"
So for many workers in the UK work till you drop is their future.
Firefighters in the UK:
Firefighters in the UK have been fighting to protect their pensions, work and pension age which are all under attack from the Tories.
Save the UK Fire Service's on Facebook carries a mixture of updates relating to an increase in senior management while frontline jobs, including in the control rooms of the Fire Service are being cut.
The Firefighters petition is still active and says - DCLG must improve its unworkable pension proposals for firefighters and says;
The government has continued its attack on firefighters’ pensions and is imposing changes that mean:
In a new video Sean Starbuck, FBU national officer, outlines what the new 2015 Firefighters Pension Scheme means for firefighters and urges members to consider all the options and seek independent advice before even thinking of opting out of the scheme. FBU