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Theresa May might not be planning to starve your granny and steal her house anymore – at least, not within earshot of you – but one of her ministers is.

Social care minister Jackie Doyle-Price said the following at the Conservative Party Conference.

According to the Mirror:

Later in the same meeting, she added: “We are very much looking at, when the review comes up, we will be looking at the whole issue of caps and floors and the degree to which people can protect their [inaudible] and what they pay.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “The idea of a ‘dementia tax’ was rightly rejected by the public during the general election. It is appalling that the Tories still want to force older people to pay for care with their homes.

Ms Doyle-Price’s comments will reignite fears that the Tories plan to introduce a dementia tax.

The Tory manifesto set out plans to quadruple to £100,000 the amount Brits can keep before having to pay for care. But it also said the care cap would be scrapped – and many pensioners would have to pay for care in their own home for the first time.

After the proposals were branded a dementia tax and provoked an angry backlash, Mrs May performed a U-turn and said she still intended to introduce a cap to care bills.

This Writer made the situation clear, way back on May 20:

All the Tories need to do is convince enough of you to vote for them so they’ll have a majority in Parliament. Then they can do anything they damn well please – whether it’s in their manifesto or not; whether they said they wouldn’t do it or not.

They have already said “products will be available” so they have already promised the value of millions of houses – along with the houses themselves, let’s not forget – to their friends in the insurance industry.

They’ll be determined to hand over your houses to their insurer friends.

What are you prepared to do about it?


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