“Boris Johnson under fire over ‘vague’ social care funding plans”

Yet millions of over 65’s will vote for them over an issue (Brexit) that will affect their children and grandchildren much more than them, and where those people often have very different views to them. THIS, and the state of the NHS, should be their main worry.

“Nicky Morgan has defended Boris Johnson over his decision to shelve plans to overhaul social care funding in the Conservatives’ manifesto launch.

The Conservative party has pledged to allocate an extra £1bn a year for the social care sector as part of a cautious manifesto, while guaranteeing that no one should have to sell their home to meet the costs.

But it falls short of Johnson’s rallying cry on the steps of Downing Street when he took office, claiming “we will fix the crisis in social care once and for all … with a clear plan we have prepared”.

Theresa May was forced into a U-turn when her 2017 manifesto social care plan was labelled a “dementia tax”, and Johnson has now committed only to saying the party will “build a cross-party consensus” on how it should be funded in the long term.

Sir Andrew Dilnot, the former chair of the commission on funding of care and support, said the Tory plans were “very vague”. And the head of a thinktank has said Johnson’s pledge is too little to plug the gap needed to cater for the country’s ageing population. …”

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/nov/25/boris-johnson-under-fire-over-vague-social-care-funding-plans?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other