AT an estimated cost of £58bn, the Labour Party has now added to its already published, vastly and unbelievably expensive manifesto, what it believes will be a vote catcher, a claim that it will compensate women who lost out, when absolutely correctly, the pension age for men and women was equalised.

Perhaps it will also introduce a policy that compensates men who had to wait till they were 65 to receive the old age pension, whilst women received it at 60.

It positively will not encourage me to vote for the Labour Party, but then again I am a man whose taxes will undoubtedly rise to pay for such munificence. Apparently some women would be eligible for payments of around £30,000, not bad at all, so making a claim for compensation for men’s lost pension is all the more justifiable.

Bobby Meynell, Stockton