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The Tories' 'dementia tax' wobble is a reminder that the devil is always in the detail

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Peter Williams
May 22, 2017 16:20
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p Those of you playing along with the Theresa May stock phrases bingo must be close to a full house with the launch of the Conservative manifesto

May says a strong economy and delivering Brexit are top priorities.

The Conservative manifesto pledge to reform social care has polluted the front pages since launch.

The results of a YouGov survey now puts the Tories down to 44% with Labour up to 33%, news that saw the Sunday Times screaming on its front page: “Tory wobble as cuts for elderly slash May’s lead”.

Social care in later years – organised by councils – covers everything from assistance in a person’s home for tasks such as washing and dressing, to round-the-clock help in a care home or nursing home.

Under Mrs May’s proposals, over-65s with assets of more than £100,000 – including the value of their home – will be charged for domiciliary assistance.

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