Listening to a radio call in over the firefighters strike to protest against a raise in pension age to 60, a policeman phoned in to say that the police have to work until 60, and firefighters have it easy as they can sleep when they are on night duty.

I don’t see the police putting their lives on the line day in day tackling fires; I don’t even see the police walking anywhere anymore, just driving around in cars. The Government are putting lives at risk making firefighters work longer for their pension – I for one do not begrudge them maintaining there current retirement age.