'Boris Johnson's care package is inadequate, discriminatory and piecemeal'

By Voice of the Mirror

Boris Johnson was elected on a promise not to raise taxes and on a promise that no one would be forced to sell their home to pay for care.

The Prime Minister’s care package breaks both those pledges.

Not only is he raising National Insurance, a tax which will see the young and low-paid bear the greatest burden, but the support on offer does not include accommodation costs which means poorer households will still face selling their homes to cover the cost of care.

These flagrant breaches of his election commitments would just about be excusable if his care reforms solved the crisis.

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But what is on offer is inadequate, discriminatory and piecemeal.

There is nothing in the proposals to address the postcode lottery in provision, the pay and conditions of care workers or the poor quality of care provided by the private sector.

The Prime Minister has sold the country a deal that will cost more for very little in return.

Gavin a laugh

Gavin Williamson should never have been made Education Secretary.

He proved he was unfit for high office when he was sacked as Defence Secretary for
allegedly leaking sensitive information.

In the last two years he has only confirmed that Theresa May was right to get rid of him.

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He has presided over the exams fiasco, overseen the chaotic return of kids to school and failed to secure the necessary funding package to help pupils catch up on lost learning.

In a new low, the clueless Education Secretary managed to confuse the rugby star Maro Itoje with Marcus Rashford.

The reshuffle cannot come soon enough.

Clear the Dec

Piers Morgan believes he can stop Ant and Dec picking up the Best Presenter Award for the 20th consecutive year at tonight’s National Television Awards.

If only there were a category for the star with the biggest ego… he’d be sure to win that.


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