"It is not something I normally do - parade around Brighton in my skiddies."
Gordon Dodd says his friends and family were a little surprised when he announced he was planning to stage a naked protest at the Labour party conference.
But it was the only way Mr Dodd and his eight friends could think of to make Chancellor Gordon Brown, making a keynote speech in the hall opposite, take notice of their plight.
After a lifetime of paying into occupational pension schemes they were left with nothing when the companies they were working for went bankrupt.
The government's compensation package, unveiled last year, does not cover them - only people within three years of retirement age. There is also a ceiling of £12,000.