A National Insurance Rise is the Worst Way to Pay for Social Care – Just Raise Income Tax instead
Social Care in the (Dis)United Kingdom is in crisis and has been for a very long time. It is criminally underfunded and many providers are inadequate to the point of negligence.
This is not a matter of opinion. Successive governments have admitted this for decades, but we are still waiting for a government, any government, to do something about it.
Cummings can drop as many bombs as he likes on Wednesday – But the people that need to listen, won’t care
First off, let’s be clear about this, Dominic Cummings isn’t the Good Guy here. He’s not on the side of the angels. He’s, I’m afraid, not on your side. Just because he’s likely to start throwing hand grenades at the Worst Prime Minister in History(TM) doesn’t make up for the fact that this is the guy who travelled to Barnard Castle despite national lockdown rules in order to test his eyesight to see if it was up to driving the length of the country (also during the national lockdown).
I wrote this post over a year ago and a lot has changed since then. Me and my political thinking chief among them. Oh, I haven’t converted to the Church of Corbyn or anything like that, but I do think I’ve drifted much more towards “The Centre” than I’ve previously ever been. I think I […]