Boris Johnson denies he dumped Tory manifesto amid social care row

Boris Johnson denies he has dumped Tory manifesto amid social care reforms row

  • Boris Johnson has watered down a promise made at the 2019 全民选举
  • Now people will not be ‘forced to sell a home they or their spouse is living in’
  • At PMQs, Sir Keir Starmer criticised Mr Johnson’s decision to break the promise
  • The Prime Minister insisted last night that he had not ditched the Tory manifesto in its entirety as his social care reforms were branded a ‘working-class dementia tax’.

    鲍里斯·约翰逊(Boris Johnson) has watered down a promise made at the 2019 general election that no one needing care would have to ‘sell their home to pay for it’.

    代替, he is now pledging that people will not be ‘forced to sell a home they or their spouse is living in’.

    The Prime Minister insisted last night that he had not ditched the Tory manifesto in its entirety as his social care reforms were branded a ‘working-class dementia tax’

    The Prime Minister insisted last night that he had not ditched the Tory manifesto in its entirety as his social care reforms were branded a ‘working-class dementia tax’

    The Government’s landmark social care plans have been at the centre of a row since it emerged they would not be as generous to the less well-off as thought.

    Mr Johnson has broken a series of promises made at the election, including those on national insurance, pensions, foreign aid, broadband and the Government’s disability strategy.

    Asked if the PM had ditched the entire manifesto yesterday, his spokesman insisted: ‘Absolutely not.’








    在总理的问题上, Sir Keir Starmer criticised Mr Johnson’s decision to break the promise that under his reforms for England no one would have to sell their home to pay for social care.

    ‘Who knows if he will make it to the next election, but if he does, how does he expect anyone to take him and his promises seriously?’ the Labour leader asked.

    Sir Keir accused Mr Johnson of fronting a ‘pickpocketing operation’ to introduce a ‘working-class dementia tax’ because poorer families face losing proportionally more of their assets than wealthier ones.

    在总理的问题上, Sir Keir Starmer criticised Mr Johnson’s decision to break the promise that under his reforms for England no one would have to sell their home to pay for social care

    在总理的问题上, Sir Keir Starmer criticised Mr Johnson’s decision to break the promise that under his reforms for England no one would have to sell their home to pay for social care

    在此期间 2017 竞选活动, Theresa May had to backtrack over social care proposals after they were dubbed a ‘dementia tax’ by critics.

    尽管掉头, she insisted ‘nothing has changed’.

    Sir Keir said yesterday: ‘It’s just like their 2017 manifesto all over again, only this time something has changed.’

    Mr Johnson defended his record, saying his social care plan ‘does more for working people up and down the country than Labour ever did’.

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