Monday, 22 May 2017

Theresa May's Tories facing huge election backlash over manifesto pledges that target pensioners

Theresa May is under ­growing pressure as Tory policies that attack the elderly started to unravel.
Critics believe social care reforms, dubbed the “dementia tax”, and the axing of winter fuel payments will cost the PM dearly on June 8.
Minister Damian Green struggled to justify why anyone needing long-term home care should pay for it if they have assets worth £100,000 or more.
The Work and Pensions Secretary also refused to say how many pensioners would lose help with their heating bills – worth up to £300 a year – under means-testing outlined in the Tory manifesto.

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