"My personal view is the current DB structure cannot be sustained in the long term. If the private sector is going DC the public sector will have to follow. The financial imperatives are there. If it does not happen there will be an increased divide between ‘them and us’."
Notably the idea of closing the MPs' pension scheme and setting up a DC scheme is also given support. Funnily enough the line of argument in favour is sort of the mirror image of the one I used against:
"I think that would be a great thing. It would improve understanding of what a DC pension is. There is nothing like being in one to help you understand what the issues are."