The Tory social care policy is a stinker, but what else is on offer?

By Adam Lent | 22 May 2017

First the good news. We’re having a vibrant debate about social care funding slap bang in the middle of an election campaign. Now the bad news: the policy that has prompted the debate is a stinker. Theresa May and her advisers deserve credit for instigating the former and derision for the proposing the latter.

How May now responds to the furore will likely determine whether we take some serious steps towards solving the social care crisis or continue for many more years with a crumbling system held together by the sticky tape of short-term Budget announcements.

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